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Reading List to prepare for Winter 
Forums 1994: Health Care 

"Health Care Reform" by Rashi Fein. Scien- 
tific American. November 1992, Vol. 267, 
no. 5. page 46 

"A picture of health: Clinton's plan to re- 
form the health care system will require 
better data" by Sara Collins. U.S. News & 
World Report, April 19, 1993, Vol. 114, 
no. 15, page 46 

"Health Care Dollars." Consumer Reports. 
July 1992 

"Health Care in Crisis: Are HMOs the 
Answer?" Consumer Reports. August 1992 

"Health Care in Crisis: The Search for Solu- 
tions" Consumer Reports. September 1992 

"How America's Health Care Fell 111" by 
John Steele Gordon. American Heritage, 
May-June 1992, Vol. 43, no. 3, page 49 

(Those planning to attend the Winter 
Fonims are encouraged to keep abreast 
of health care reform through local and 
national news media.) 

Reading List for those interested 
in the February 1994 Alumnae 
College Tour: Bali and Beyond — 
the Indonesian Archipelago 

For Bali: 

Excellent Guidebook, Bali: Tlje Emerald 

Isle, Passport's Regional Guides of 

Indonesia, Periplus, 1990 
Bandum, I. Made & Fredrik E. deBoer, 

Kaja and Kelod: Balinese Dance in 

Transition, Oxford University Press, 

Kuala Lumpur, 1981 
Baum. Vicki, A Tale from Bali, Oxford 

University Press, Singapore, 1986 
Belo, Jane, Temple Festival, University of 

Washington Press, Seattle, 1966 
Bernet, Kempers, Monumental Bali, 

Periplus Editions, Berkeley, 1990 
Covarrubias, Miguel, Island of Bali, Oxford 

University Press, Singapore, 1986 
Djelantik, Dr. A. A. M., Balinese Painting, 

Oxford University Press. Singapore, 1987 
Eiseman, Fred B., Bali: Sekala & Niskala. 

Essays on Religion, Ritual and Art, 

Periplus Editions, Berkeley. 1986 
Eiseman, Fred B., Woodcarvings of Bali, 

Periplus Editions, Berkeley, 1988 



Hauser-Schaublin, Brigitta, Nabholz- 

Kartaschoff, Marie-Louise, Ramseyer, Urs, 

Textiles in Bali. Periplus Editions, 

Berkeley, 1991 
Holt, Claire, Art in Indonesia: Continuities 

and Change, Cornell University Press, 

Ithaca, 1967 
Lueras, Leonard, Bali: Tloe Ultimate Island. 

Times Editions, 1988 
McPhee, Colin, A House in Bali. Oxford 

University Press, Singapore, 1986 
Ramseyer, Urs, The Art and Culture of Bali, 

Oxford University Press, Singapore, 1986 
Zoete, Beryl de & Spies, 'Walter, Dance 

and Drama in Bali, Oxford University 

Press, Singapore, 1987 

For Java: 

Excellent Guidebook, fava. Garden of 
Eden. Passport's Regional Guides of 
Indonesia. 1991 



Aart van Beek, life in the Javanese Kraton. 

Oxford University Press, Singapore, 1990 
Bellwood, Peter, Pre-History of the Indo- 

Malaysian Archipelago. Academic Press, 

Australia, 1985 
Bernet, Kempers, A.J.. Ancient Indonesian 

Art, 1959 

Elliott, Inger McCabe, Batik, Fabled Cloth 
of Java, Clarkson N. Potter, 1984 

Fontein, Jan, The Sculpture of Indonesia, 

The National Gallery of Art, New York, 
1990 

Gittinger, Mattiebelle, Splendid Symbols: 
Textiles and Tradition in Indonesia. 1979 

Jessep, Helen, Court Arts of Indonesia. Asia 
Society, 1990 

Miksic, John, Borobudur, Golden Tales of 
the Buddha. Shambala, Boston, 1990 

Smithies, Michael, Yogyakarta: Cultural 
Heart of Indonesia, Oxford University 
Press, Singapore, 1986 

Raffles, T. S., Tlje Histor)' of Java. Oxford in 
Asia Reprint, 1817 



Cassettes of recent Alumnae College events are available, offering the opportunity 
to continue learning at your convenience — while taking a break or in your car. For 
information on how to order the following cassettes, see p. 30. 

Winter Forums 1993: Jefferson 

The Enlightenment Mind of Thomas Jefferson : Merrill D. Peterson, Thomas Jefferson 

Professor Emeritus, UVA 
Thomas Jefferson, Plantation Manager. Lucia C, Stanton, Director of Research, the 

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc. 
Jefferson and the Wall of Separation between Church and State: Barbara A, Perry, SBC 

Associate Professor of Government 
Jeffersonian Architecture: James Murray Howard, AIA, Architect for the Historic Buildings 

and Grounds, UVA 



Ewald Scholars Program 1993: American Indian Visions 

The Seven Sisters: N. Scott Momaday 

Landscape and Human Identity: The Relationship between the Industrial Exploitation of 

Earth and Torture, Mutilation. Rape, and Serial Killers: Leslie Silko 
Respect for the Earth: Charlotte Black Elk 
Lakol Wicohan: The Sacred Way of Life: Martin Brokenleg 
Rebuilding the Cherokee Nation: Wilma Mankiller 
The Monacan Indian: Reclaiming a Heritage: Phyllis Hicks 
Education: Past, Present, and Future: Ray Adams 
American Indian Treaty Rights: Oren Lyons 
Zuni Past, Present, and Future: The Role of Heritage and Historical Presentation: 

Roger Anyon 
Panel with all speakers 
Seeing is Believing: The Destiny of the American Indian: Kevin Locke 



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Hurray for 1943! Dolores Cheatham Jones, Reunion Chair for '43, accepts the Nancy Dowd Burton Award (above left), 
presented annually to the Class making the largest Reunion Gift, and the Participation Award (above right) for Classes 
Celebrating the 25th-50th Reunions ('43 showed a soaring 93% participation!). 



FALL 1993 



VOL. 64, NO. 1 



FEATURES 

Alumnae College Events inside front cover 

Comnnencement Honors 2 

Alumnae Relatives in the Class of 1993 4 

Quick Facts About Recent Graduates 5 

Proud To Be A Woman 6 

In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit 17 

Reunion Scrapbook 20 

Gifts from the Book Shop 26 

College Calendar back cover 

DEPARTMENTS 

Club Corner 9 

Mini Reunions 19 

In the Spotlight ; 12 

Notices and Recent Deaths 30 

Class Notes 31 

In the Sweet Briar Tradition inside back cover 




Cover Photo: Autumn comes to the Quad. Cover Photo by Charles Shoffner 



Sweet Briar College Alumnae Magazine (ISSN 0039-7342). Issued four times yearly: fall, winter, spring and summer by Sweet Briar College. 
Second Class postage paid at Sweet Briar, VA 24595 and Lynchburg VA 24506. Printed by Progress Printing Co., Lynctiburg, VA 24502. Send 
form 3579 to Sweet Briar College. Box E, Sweet Briar, Va 24595. Telephone (804) 381 -61 31 . 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



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The Emilie Watts McVea Scholar 

Debra Ann Elkins, Amherst, VA, the 
highest-ranking mennber of the Class of 
1993 

The Penelope Czarra Award 
Sherani Amarasinghe, Sri Lanka 
This award honors the senior who best 
combines scholastic achievement, stu- 
dent leadership, and effective contribu- 
tions to the quality of life at the College. 

The Connie M. Guion Award 

Amy Knight Mulock, Darien, CT and 
Karen Kay Pierce, Spring, TX 
This is given to a senior for her 
excellence as a human being and as a 
member of the College. 

The Walker Family Award 
Debra Ann Elkins, Amherst, VA 
and Srinka Ghosh, Calcutta, India 
This award honors a senior with high 
scholastic standing who has a cheerful, 
positive disposition and shows warmth, 
generosity, and humility. 

The Maxine Garner Prize in Religion 
Merlyn Martin Carroll, Concord, VA 

The Lawrence Nelson Award for 
Excellence in English 
Beverly Campbell Massie, Lowesville, 
VA and Amy Knight Mulock, Darien, CT 

The Wall Street Journal Achievement 
Award for Excellence in Economics 
Kristina Kukk, Estonia 

The Leigh Woolverton Prize 

for Excellence in the Visual Arts 
Ellen Eriksen Ober, Orange, VA 

The James Lewis Howe Award in 
Chemistry 
Jennifer Kaolin Jarvis, Bakersville, NC 

L' Alliance Fran9aise de 
Lynchburg Award 
Tracie Ann Allen, Cordova, TN 

The Shakespeare Prize 

Katherine L. Polevitzky, Mt. View, CA 

The Pauline Roberts Otis Award 
Gretchen Elizabeth Petrus, 
Timonium, MD 

The Academy of American Poets Prize 
Beverly Campbell Massie, Lowesville, 
VA, Honorable Mention 

The American Institute of Chemists 
Award 
Sherani Amarasinghe, Sri Lanka 

The Lucile Barrow Turner Award 
Gretchen Elizabeth Petrus, 
Timonium, MD 




COMMENCEMENl 



The Juliet Halliburton Burnett Davis 
Award 

Amorette Hundley Witt, Chattanooga, TN 
The Marcia Capron Award for 

Excellence in French 

Carolyn Scott Swain, Chicago, IL 
The Alpha Lambda Delta Award 

Debra Ann Elkins, Amherst, VA 
The Jessica Steinbrenner Molloy Award 

Andrea Dianne Dickson, Salem, VA 
The Helen K. Mull Graduate 

Fellowship in Psychology 

Carolyn Imperato, Willingboro, NJ 
The Anne Gary Pannell Taylor 

Award in History 

Hilary Ann Taylor, Shreveport, LA 
The Martha von Briesen 

Prize in Photography 

Amy Louise Densford, McLean, VA 



Phi Beta Kappa 1993 

Ivlembers elected by the Theta of 
Virginia Chapter from the Class of 1993: 
Trade Ann Allen, Cordova, TN 
Harpreet Kaur Bedi, Brasilia, Brazil 
Laurel Denise Bryant, Gloucester, VA 
Merlyn Martin Carroll, Concord, VA 
Jennifer Maude Colomb, Plaisir, France 
Debra Ann Elkins, Amherst, VA 
Melony Joe Ellinger, Lancaster, VA 
Srinka Ghosh, Calcutta, India 
Laura Ann Hartless, Evington. VA 
Dianne Jellesma Hayes, Atlanta, GA 
Shaina Mohamed Jetha, Ann Arbor, Ml 
Kristina Kukk, Estonia 
Amy Knight Mulock, Darien, CT 
Gretchen Elizabeth Petrus, Timonium, MD 
Karen Kay Pierce, Spring, TX 
Paige Elizabeth Scribner, Dallas, TX 
Wendy de Karl Stevenson, Millersville, MD 
Stephanie Laurel Turner, Sugar Land, TX 
Nadia Mumtaz Zoha, Karachi, Pakistan 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 




HONORS 



Summa Cum Laude 

Debra Elkins, Amherst, VA 
Srinka Ghosh, Calcutta, India 
Kristina Kukk, Estonia 

Magna Cum Laude 

Trade Ann Allen, Cordova, TN 
Harpreet Kaur Bedi, Brasilia, Brazil 
Carolyn Bloxsom, Amherst, VA 
Laurel Denise Bryant, Gloucester, VA 
Tracy Lynn Camden, Madison Heights, VA 
Merlyn Martin Carroll, Concord, VA 
Jennifer Colomb, Plaisir, France 
Melony Joe Ellinger, Lancaster, VA 
Britt Kirsten Ellison, Newport, Rl 
Laura Hartless, Evington, VA 
Dianne Jellesma Hayes, Atlanta, GA 
Paige Annette Holmes, Stockton, NJ 
Shaina Mohamed Jetha, Ann Arbor, Ml 
Beverly Campbell Massie, Lowesville, VA 
Amy Knight Mulock, Darien, CT 
Gretchen Elizabeth Petrus, Timonium, MD 



Karen Kay Pierce, Spring, TX 
Paige Elizabeth Scribner, Dallas, TX 
Julia Dorothy Skilinski, Mexico, NY 
Wendy de Karl Stevenson, Millersville, MD 
Danielle Tedesco, Springfield, PA 
Stephanie Laurel Turner, Sugar Land, TX 
Nadia Mumtaz Zoha, Karachi, Pakistan 

Cum Laude 

Sherani Amarasinghe, Sri Lanka 
Laura Kindle Baker, Houston, TX 
Dawn Marie Baskin, Marietta, GA 
Sidney Peery Cauthen, Bristol, TN 
Kathryn Crawley Chandor, Pineville, PA 
Amy Louise Densford, McLean, VA 
Amy Margaret Edwards, Satellite Beach, FL 
Carolyn Imperato, Willingboro, NJ 
Jennifer Kaolin Jarvis, Bakersville, NC 
Amy Gracey Larsen, Winchester, VA 
Camelot Jennifer Lindauer, London, England 
Colleen Grace Losey, Virginia Beach, VA 
Susan Louise Messikomer, Chadds Ford, PA 
Victoria Elizabeth Milner, Springfield, VA 
Kerry Allyson Pollock, Atlanta, GA 
Deborah Ann Purvis, Sweet Briar, VA 
Carolyn Scott Swain, Chicago, IL 
Laura Elaine Warren, Virginia Beach, VA 
Annegret Patricia Weckerle, McLean, VA 

The Honors Program, Class of 1993 

Dawn Baskin 

Honors in Government 
Tracy Camden 

Honors Graduate 
Jennifer Colomb 

Honors Graduate 
Melony Joe Ellinger 

Honors Graduate 
Srinka Ghosh 

Honors Degree with 

Highest Honors in Physics 
Paige Holmes 

Honors Graduate 
Susan Messikomer 

Honors Graduate 
Victoria Milner 

Honors Graduate 
Amy Mulock 

Honors Graduate 
Stephanie Turner 

Honors Degree with 

High Honors in International Affairs 

and Spanish 
Laura Warren 

Honors Graduate 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



Alumnae Relatives 

IN THE CLASS OF 1993 






1 . Rebecca Harrison Carle with mother Mary Cooke Carle '59 

2. Sisters Andrea Dickson '93 and Amy Dickson '92 

3- Tracy Lynn Camden and mother Ann Richards Camden '69 

4. Debra Eikins, Class of 1993 Emily Watts McVea Scholar, 
with sister Rachael Lee Eikins '91 and mother Judith M. 
Eikins, SBC Charles A. Dana Professor of Mathematical 
Sciences 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



where 


did they come from? 




CLASS OF 1992 


CLASS OF 1993 


Came from 






South 
Northeast 


48%(VA19%) 
29% 


56% (VA28%) 
30% 


Central 


14% 


3.5% 


West 


6% 


3.5% 


Foreign 


3% 


7.0% 


Average Hours toward Graduation 1 20 
Average Age 22 
Age Range 20-37 
Turning Points 1 
Transfers in: 21 


126 

22 

19-46 

5 

17 


White: 


117 


126 


Black: 


6 


4 


Asian: 


2 


1 


Hispanic: 
Native American 


1 
: 


3 

1 


Foreign: 


3 


10 



Where die 


theyg 


0? 




CLASS OF 1992 


CU\SSOF1993 


Graduates 


129 




145 


Degree 


8B.S. 




17B.S. 




121 A.B. 




128 A.B. 


After Graduation* 








Employed 


55.8% 




22.7% 


Employed/Grad School 


3.8% 






Grad School 


14.7% 




16.5% 


Intern 


3.1% 




1 .3% 


Intern/Grad School 


.7% 






Intern/Employed 


.7% 






Other (5th yr SB) 


.7% 






Travel 


3.1% 






Job Search 


13.1% 




54.4% 


Not in school/Not Employed 2.3% 






Undecided 






.6% 


Unknown 


1 .5% 




2.0% 


No Response 






1 .3% 



Note: Twenty-six students from the Class of 1992 and 31 from the Class of 
1993 studied abroad. 

*C/ass of 1992 Statistics Based On Marcli '93 Survey: One Year Out. Class of 
1993 Statistics Based On Information As Of Graduation Day, May 1993 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



What were 


their 


maiors? 


CLASS OF 1992 


CLASS OF 1993 


Amer. Hist/Lit 


2 





Anthropology 


11 


4 


Art History 


8 


11 


Art Studio 


5 


4 


Biochemistry/Molecular Bio 


1 


1 


Biology 


7 


6 


Chemistry 


1 





Dance 





2 


Economics 


12 


13 


Econ/Computer Science 





3 


English 


13 


16 


Eng/Creative Writing 


10 


6 


Environmental Studies 


4 


5 


French 


5 


9 


German 


1 


3 


German Studies 





1 


Government 


7 


13 


Greek 





1 


History 


5 


13 


Interdisciplinary 





1 


International Affairs 


9 


13 


Italian Studies 





1 


Italian 





1 


Latin 





1 


Mathematics 


6 


3 


Math/Computer Science 


2 


2 


Math/Economics 


2 


1 


Mathematical Physics 





3 


Modern Languages 


2 





Music 


2 


1 


Philosophy 


5 


1 


Physics 





1 


Political Economy 


3 


3 


Psychology 


9 


22 


Religion 


2 





Sociology 


7 


8 


Spanish 


2 


3 


Theatre Arts 


5 


1 



Quick Facts 

About Recent 

Graduates 




Lynn Yeakel delivers Commencement address 
6 



PROUD 

nmm 



1993 SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS 



It's wonderful to be back in Virginia, 
the state in which I grew up and 
where my family still lives. And it's 
especially nice to be in this beautiful 
part of the state, just a few miles from my 
alma mater. My connections to Sweet 
Briar include a memorable, life-changing 
experience during my college years as a 
participant in Sweet Briar's Junior Year in 
France, and many good friends who are 
alumnae of this fine institution. 

Over the years the graduates who 
have gone before you have distinguished 
themselves in medicine, the law, journal- 
ism, education, business, and as wives 
and mothers. They gave definition to the 
message of Sweet Briar, and then ex- 
ported that message from Sweet Briar to 
other parts of the nation and worid. 

It is my hope that your years at 
Sweet Briar have given you a mi.xture of 
the will to win, the ability to endure, the 
determination to work, the courage to 
dream, and the commitment to serve. I 
hope your experience here has encour- 
aged you to join in tackling some of the 
enormous problems our nation faces in 
the 1990s. 

At a time like this there is a tempta- 
tion to think that .something is ending. 

You may feel you have listened to 
your last lecture. You haven't. 

You may feel you have turned in 
your last paper. You haven't. 

You may feel you have crowded into 
your last cafeteria. I promise you that life 
has many more lines for you to stand in. 

BY LYNN YEAKEL 

1992 Candidate for the U.S. Senate from 

Pennsylvania 

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



And you may feel you have crammed 
for your last exam. No way. The tests 
have only just begun. 

I do not know who started calling 
graduation ceremonies "commence- 
ments," but the word is entirely appropri- 
ate. Because what you're doing is 
"commencing" a new set of adventures. 

Being a woman, people will expect 
much of you. 

Being a Sweet Briar graduate, you 
will expect more of yourself. 

It seems only a few years ago that I 
sat where you sit — as a woman graduat- 
ing from a small woman's college. I 
clearly remember that day and the way I 
felt then: uncertain about the future — 
both excited about entering a new phase 
of my life and sad about leaving a famil- 
iar, predictable one. 

Unsure of my personal goals and that 
I would be able to succeed. 

Unwilling to let others dictate my 
destiny. 

On that spring day in 1963, I was not 
conscious of the strength and impact of 
the values which had been reinforced by 
my college experience — values of com- 
munity service and participation in the 
world around me. 

In the 30 years since then, much has 
changed for women in the world. 'We 
have achieved some hard-earned recogni- 
tion and respect. 'We have opened and 
walked through doors of opportunity 
unimagined by our mothers and grand- 
mothers. 'We have orbited the earth. My 
generation has been on the front lines of 
social change, with few models to follow 
and uncharted waters around. 

One thing I have learned during 
these years is the importance 
of working together towards 
our common goals of a better 
society. 'We must not allow ourselves to 
be divided by our differences, but must 
focus on the vision we share for our 
future. That vision includes a peaceful 
world and a healthy environment where 
our children can grow up in a just and 
humane society. 

There is much to be done to realize 
that vision. Today I want to talk to you 
about some things we haven't yet 
achieved, and I want to suggest to you a 
tremendously important goal for your 
generation. 



I urge you — for yourselves, your 
children and grandchildren — to pursue 
a freedom that has eluded people 
throughout history. I refer to the freedom 
from fear. 

We all know about freedom of 
speech. 'We have that. 

■We all know about freedom of 
religion. 'We have that. 

■We all know about the freedom to 
vote. We have that, though it took us as 
women 150 years and a great deal of 
struggle to win that one. 

A freedom that we have not yet 
acquired is the freedom from fear. 

I ask you to join the battle begun in 
the last two decades, and which contin- 
ues today on many levels. It is a legal 
and social struggle which disproportion- 
ately affects women and children. You 
can help free yourself and future genera- 
tions of four key fears. 

The first of the four is an everyday 
reality for women across the nation — 
the fear of abuse. 

It is a national outrage that millions 
of women and children live their lives 



of crimes continues to increase at a pace 
far greater than other crimes. 

It is wrong that women can't walk or 
jog in their cities and parks when they want 
to, without their safety being threatened. 

And it's wrong that women have to 
contend with sexual harassment in the 
workplace, or any other place. We must 
pass and enforce laws to end sexual 
harassment. 

My generation, of which your 
parents are also a part, has 
begun to fight to end violence 
against women and children. 
We're raising our voices against this 
outrage. We're saying, we want a peace- 
ful society and we will take a tough 
crime-fighting position to achieve it. 

We're pressuring authorities to un- 
derstand that behavior that threatens 
women will not be tolerated. That a 
civilized society that prides itself on hu- 
man liberty must not surround better 
than half the population with fear. 

We as women cannot participate 
fully in our society and our culture until 
we design a legal and moral framework 



We women dont have to apologize anymore 
for succeeding. We dont have to apologize for 
our high standards, our creativity, our multiple 
interests. 



under the shadow of danger of physical 
and mental abuse in their own homes. It 
was only in 1980, as the result of the 
work of domestic violence advocates, 
that the right to protection from abuse 
was recognized as a legal right. Now we 
must ensure that protection orders are 
expedited and enforced. We've come a 
long way since Old English law's "rule of 
thumb" gave a husband permission to 
beat his wife with an instrument no 
thicker than his thumb. But we cannot 
tolerate the battering of women and 
children in their own homes. As a soci- 
ety, we must condemn domestic violence 
and teach our children nonviolent ways 
to express anger and frustration. 

It is wrong that women live in fear of 
rape and sexual assault. The most violent 



that clearly protects our physical and 
emotional well-being. I have seen too 
many battered women, too many victim/ 
survivors of sexual assault, too many 
homes shattered by violence. 

So I fervently hope that the basic 
right to physical safety will be so high on 
your personal and professional agenda 
that a generation from now you can 
stand on this platform and tell the gradu- 
ates of Sweet Briar's 125th anniversary 
class that it was your generation that 
pioneered the successful reduction of 
violence against women. 

The second fear from which women 
must find freedom is the fear of poverty. 
Of economic dependency. 

We simply have to get women off the 
bottom rung of the economic ladder, a 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



position which results from historic 
discrimination. 

I have worked with single mothers 
who are in fear of losing their homes; 
who are in fear of losing the means to 
feed and clothe their children; who are in 
fear of being unable to afford health care 
when they or their children get ill. I have 
worked with older women who are in 
fear of poverty and loneliness. 

Those fears ought to be unaccept- 
able in America. The fear of 
hunger, of home-lessness, of 
being sick and without the 
fundamental things that bring dignity to life. 

Too many women in too many cir- 
cumstances are convinced they have no 
other option than to be punished by the 
cards they have been dealt — to be for- 
ever consigned to a day-to-day survival 
course, a perpetual effort simply to exist, 
and a constant anxiety about the future 
of their children. 

This is not just some podium plea 
for equal pay and equal opportunity for 
women. Those are rights we should have 
won long ago. 

It is instead a determination to build 
into this democracy a system for assuring 
that no man or woman who has, for 
whatever reason, fallen through society's 
safety net shall be deprived of the possi- 
bility of living a decent life. 

There is a way to do this. Part of it 
involves the government. Part of it 
involves the private sector. And all of it 
involves a new national commitment to 
compassion and common .sense. 

We spend a lot of time and money in 
the United States on national security, 
protecting ourselves from adversaries 
outside this nation. We need to consider 
our internal national security too, and to 
be just as willing to spend time and money 
on the individual personal security of 
each citizen. We must make available to 
all Americans the economic and educa- 
tional opportunities they need to succeed. 

We must not neglect our nation's 
cities. We cannot insulate ourselves from 
the poverty and hopelessness of our 
urban centers and allow them to erupt in 
the violence and destruction we saw in 
L.A. last year. We must address these 
problems with innovative, preventive 
solutions as one means of achieving 
freedom from fear. 



Freedom from fear and freedom from 
poverty must be accomplished through a 
combination of public and private will to 
bring about social change. 

Now I come to two fears over which 
each of you has absolute, personal con- 
trol as a woman. 

One is the fear of failure. 

As you make your choices about the 
life you are going to live, you must have 
confidence that you can achieve what 
you set out to do. 

You will encounter many people 
who will tell you what you can 'I do. 

I've heard people say that women 
can't become business leaders, but I 
look around and see women who are 
presidents of banks, heads of law firms, 
running their own enterprises, and by 
their accomplishments saying, "Don't 
believe it." 

I've heard people say that women 
can teach kindergarten, but never be- 
come first class educators, and I look 
around and see on this platform the 
president of one of the best academic 
institutions in America, and that says to 
me, "Don't believe it." 

And, you know, I've even heard that 
women can't run successfully for high 
political office, and, trust me, I don't 
believe that either^. 

Fear of failure comes from fear of 
trying — from centuries of being told that 
someone else will take care of all the big 
decisions. 

That notion reminds me of a com- 
mencement speaker's admonition to a 
graduating class a few years ago. He said, 
"The world is out tliere waiting. Don't go!" 

Well, that's the easy way 
out. Sit on the sidelines 
and you're sure not to 
fail. You're sure not to 
succeed either. 

And that leads me to the last fear we 
must eliminate — \he fear of success. 

We women don't have to apologize 
anymore for succeeding. We don't have 
to apologize for our high standards, our 
creativity, our multiple interests. 

We don't have to apologize for being 
a 52 percent majority of the population. 
Instead, we must start acting like the 
majority we are! We must stand up for our 
values and our beliefs. We must change 
society's "norm" to match our ideals. 



We don't have to apologize for bring- 
ing creativity to the arts and competence 
to the workplace. 

It's okay to win. It's okay to aspire to 
high goals. 

And it's okay to bring balance to our 
lives. 

Sweet Briar graduates, I congratulate 
you. 

May 23, 1993 is your day. You will 
remember this day forever. And that's as 
it should be. 

But tomorrow, May 24, 1993 — that 
is your real "commencement day" — the 
day you start putting down your own 
footprints for others to follow. 

Let's find that formula for freedom 
from fear. Let's use our time well. 

On my last birthday, I was comforted 
by a mixed message that someone gave 
me. It said, "You are now older than you 
have ever been, but you are also younger 
than you will ever be again." The latter 
part of that sentence seemed to relate to 
my decision 18 months ago to embark on 
an extraordinary new adventure — an 
adventure which included my U.S. Senate 
campaign, but which is ongoing — an 
adventure I wouldn't have missed for the 
world. 

The birthday message applies to all 
of us, whatever our age. Use your time 
for worthwhile goals and don't be afraid 
to take risks! 

God gives us memories so that we 
can have roses in December. It's now 
time for you to commence building the 
.stockpile of memories you will call upon 
years from now. 

Whatever your dream, don't let any- 
one tell you it will be easy or that it can't 
be done. Whether you're running a home 
or a hospital; caring for your children or 
guiding a corporation; chairing the PTA 
or the Senate Judiciary Committee — or 
some exciting combination of many 
interests — please remember that most 
people do what they are asked to do. 
The winners do a little more, reach a 
little further. 

Lynn Yeakel's May 23 speech to a 
graduating class of 150 women at Sweet 
Briar's 84th Commencement marked the 
final address in the 1993 Presidential 
Speakers Series. 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



CLUB CORNER: 

Community 
Campaigns Begin! 



Charlottesville Kickoff event 
was tield at Royal Orchard, 
the lovely family home of the 
Scotts. 

3. SBC President Barbara 
Hill greets Dr. Frederick 
Berry and Suzanne Seaman 
Berry '61, Charlottesville. 




1. Charlottesville, VA 

was the first Sweet Briar 
Alumnae Club to kick off its 
own Community Campaign 
in support of the $35 million 
Campaign for Sweet Briar 
College, on April 19, 1993. 
Members of the Charlottes- 
ville Community Campaign 
Committee, l-r: Wayne 
Stokes Goodall '48; Commit- 
tee Chair Jane (Kitchie) 
Roseberry Tolleson '52; 
Marion (Meon) Bower 
Harrison '48; Ellen Gilliam 
Perry '45; Marvin Perry, 
former member of SBC's 
Board of Directors; Betsy 
Gilmer Tremain '42. 

2. Elizabeth Pinkerton 
Scott '36 chats with Stacey 
Sickels '88, SBC Director of 
Community Campaigns. The 



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6. Lynchburg,VA was 

the next club to launch a 
community endeavor, on 
April 27, at Lynchburg's 
Boonesboro Country Club. 
Pictured at this gala 
celebration, l-r: Mina Walker 
Wood '62; President Hill; 
Robert C. (Robin) Wood, III, 
Co-Chair of the Lynchburg 
Committee and member of 
the SBC Board of Directors. 

7. Elizabeth Bond Wood '34, 
former SBC Vice President 
for Development (center) was 
Co-Chair. Pictured with her 
are Jeanne and Frank H. 
Buhler, Chairman and CEO 
of Old Dominion Box 
Company, Lynchburg. 

8. John and Margaret Smith 
Thomasson '36 visit with 
Toni Nelson, wife of the late 
Dr. Lawrence G. Nelson, 
longtime Professor of 
English at Sweet Briar. 

9- Past and present! 
Lynchburg resident and former 
SBC Director of Public 
Relations Martha von Briesen 
'31 compares notes with 
Monica Dean, who has 
directed Sweet Briar's public 
relations effort since 1988. 





10. New York City 

The NYC Community 
Campaign Committee, 1st 
row, l-r: Carrie Maynard 
Nichols '81 ; Sarah Boehmler; 
Fran Laserson; Jan Storey- 
Honick '73. Back row, l-r: 
Chris Falcon Maasbach '81 ; 
Lesley Bissell Hoopes '68; 
Jeanne Bounds Hamilton '61; 
Lin Campbell '66; Joan 
Johnston Ambrose '63; Ellen 
Weintraub '71 ; Lucy Gordon 
Jeffers '39. 



11. New York City Co- 
Chairs Sarah Porter 
Boehmler '65, Fran Griffith 
Laserson '70 confer over 
plans for the spring '94 
Kickoff. 



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12. Atlanta, GA 

The Atlanta Club gathered in 
May for a party at the 
Piedmont Driving Club, 
hosted by Bradley and Anne 
Sheffield Hale '54. Bradley 
takes the podium to 
welcome all. 

13- L-r foreground; Julia 
McCullough Shivers '58, 
Barbara A. Hill, Ann 
Arnspiger Canipe '69. L-r, 
background: Susan "Stuart" 
Davenport Simrill '70, 
Rebecca Young Frazer '35, 
Sydney McCampbell 
Glass '70, Atlanta. 

H.Nancy Hall Green '64 
with Freddie Akers and Debi 
Butteri Akers '77, Atlanta. 

15. Barbara Johnson 
Prickett '68, center.with 
husband Ernie Prickett and 
Tom Farmer (husband of 
Mary Anne Calhoun Fanner 
'66 and father of Harriet 
Hardaway Farmer '92 and 
Mary Anne Train Farmer '91), 
Atlanta. 

16. Jane Lauderdale 
Armstrong '78 and husband 
Mike Armstrong, Atlanta. 

17. Charlotte 

The Community Campaign 
Committee makes plans for 
Its October 19th Kickoff at 
the Mint Museum, l-r: Kathy 
Jackson Howe '78; Kaky 
Connors Cassada '86; Betsy 
Smith White '59, Chair; 
Martha Jean Brooks 
Miller '41. 



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IN THE SPOTLIGHT 



Barbara von Hoffman: 
Professional Photographer 
and Avid Conservationist 

Wildlife photography is not a 
career Barbara von Hoffman 
planned for beforehand. "I took 
up photography," she says, "after I went 
on safari to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda 
in 1970, having borrowed my mother's 
camera for the trip (since I had only an 
instamatic!). On return, 1 gave slide 
shows concerning the poaching of 
elephants and rhinos. I wanted to help 
educate people on endangered species 
and how they were being decimated — 
little did I know that was just the begin- 
ning, and that the situation would 
become so critical!" 

"I immediately took up photography 
seriously, starting by photographing pets 
for families, and also for free-lance use. I 
was divorced at the time and had to raise 
the children; hence I could not travel a 
lot for wildlife photography. My pet work 
has been used by Hallmark (and for 
many other calendars), Ralston Purina, 
and Hill's dog food. A couple of years 
ago, one of my shots was used for the 
front cover of Financial World. It was 
rather humorous because it was a shot of 
a St. Bernard with a keg around its neck. 
The cover concerned the FDIC, and the 
caption read, 'Shoot this dog!' " 

In 1979, Barbara and her two sons, 
Dru and Brett, moved from St. Louis to 
Colorado Springs, CO. Brett was a figure 
skater; it was necessary to make the 
move to promote his skating. (The move 
w^as fortuitous: Brett was appointed a 
national judge in 1993.) "It was a perma- 
nent move because of the scenic beauty. 
My photography took another direction. I 
photographed skaters, among them Tai 
Babilonia, Randy Garner, Scott Hamilton, 
and Jill Trenary, for publicity pieces, 
posters and programs." 

Barbara's passion, however, "is 
wildlife photography. The last few years 
I have been pursuing that deeply. I 
returned to East Africa in 1992 and 1993- 
I was fortunate enough to observe a 
cheetah and her two young make a kill, 



and also to photograph a wildebeest 
giving birth in Ngorongoro Crater. I plan 
on returning every year, since I feel part 
of my soul is there. Unfortunately, with 
the population explosion in Kenya, much 
of the land that was wild in the '70s, and 
which contained abundant wildlife, is 
now being used for agriculture." 

She continues, "Three years ago my 
husband Don and I went to tlie Galapagos 
Islands and climbed 'Volcano Alcedo in 
order to see and photograph the tortoises 
in the wild. It was the Outward Bound of 
my lifetime! I had never carried a back- 
pack in my life, and we had 30-pound 
backpacks (15 pounds of these were a 
requisite two gallons of water). "We were 
on the beach by 3:30 a.m. to start our 
six-hour climb. Once at the top, we 
dropped onto our ground cloths, totally 
exhausted — only to be told that it 
would be better to hike another four 
miles around the volcano's rim for a 
better campsite. 'We did this in a constant 
drizzle, using rocks for hand-holds dur- 
ing our climb. Unbeknownst, the rain 
was running down the camera strap, 
ruining my camera, which was under my 
poncho. The result was a combination of 
exhilaration making the climb, exhaus- 
tion, and depression from not being able 
to fulfill my main objective — to take 
photographs! We were told later that less 
than one percent of the people who go 
to the Galapagos make that climb." 

Last year, Barbara and Don went to 
McNeil State Game Sanctuary in Alaska 
for four days — an area well-known to 
photographers because of the opportu- 
nity to photograph the brown bears feed- 
ing off the salmon. "Only ten people are 
allowed out a day," according to Barbara, 
"along with an armed guard. In the 18 
years of the sanctuary's existence, a 
guard has had to fire his rifle only one 
time, and that was over a bear's head. 
These coastal brown bears are grizzlies, 
but much larger. It was so incredible that 
we had absolutely no fear, even when a 
bear passed six feet from Don and 12 
feet from me! They are not aggressive 
towards humans because of the abundance 
of salmon. The Sanctuary is run by a 




Barbara von Hoffman '58 
"Passionate about what she does" 



lottery system; approximately 10% of the 
people who apply are picked to go there 
each year. I definitely want to do it again!" 

Barbara's pet, wildlife, and nature 
work is sold through two stock photo 
agencies, one in Colorado Springs, the 
other in Philadelphia. Last year, she 
decided to make an effort also to free- 
lance her w^ork herself. "The most excit- 
ing thing that has come from that is a call 
from the National 'Wildlife Federation on 
my birthday this year. They wanted to 
use two of my Siberian tiger shots, one 
for the cover of International Wildlife. 
Particularly satisfying is that it was the 
first submission I ever sent to them! Also, 
Ranger Rick is to use my Shar Pei shot 
on the back cover of its October issue. 
Otherwise, my work has been sold to the 
Sierra Club and to Reader's Digest, among 
other organizations and magazines." 

Barbara says that her favorite animals 
to photograph "are the predators — 



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mainly the big cats. Also, I adore 
elephants, and watching their interac- 
tions. For instance, when we were in the 
northern area of Kenya, we were photo- 
graphing a herd of elephants and young 
feeding. Along came a jeep, to which 
they were totally unaccustomed. The 
matriarch trumpeted loudly, and all the 
elephants, some from far away, moved 
rapidly towards her, congregating 
together for protection." 

She sums up her work: "Having been 
an avid conservationist for 30 years, the 
greatest contribution that I could make 
would be for my photographs to be used 
to help endangered species... for me to 
help somehow in their preservation. This 
would be very satisfying, because so 
much of the slaughter is due to people's 
greed and outmoded customs. They are 
decimating animals for rhino horn and 
bear's gall bladders for medicinal pur- 
poses, for example. The Siberian tiger is 
in dire circumstances, with less than 200 
left in the wild; they are being poached 
for their skins, and their bones, which 
are ground up for medicine in the Far 
East... I am passionate about what I do — 
obviously!" 

Barbara's husband, Don Anders, is a 
marketing strategist at Digital Corporation. 

Barbara will be leading tour groups 
to East Africa and to Belize in 1994, 
should any Sweet Briarites be interested. 
Contact her at (719) 471-0055. 



Sara Bryan Glascock '47: 
Recipient of Margaret Rawlings 
Lupton Recognition of Lifetime 
Achievement Award 

Girls Preparatory School (GPS) 
[Chattanooga, TN] has announced 
the 1993 winners of its Margaret 
Rawlings Lupton Recognition of Lifetime 
Achievement Award. Established in 1989, 
this award honors alumnae of the school 
who have distinguished themselves in 
their communities through outstanding 
volunteer and/or professional service. 
[Recipient] Sara Bryan Glascock of 
Lookout Mountain earns her living as a 
Realtor, but earns appreciation as a 
writer, a volunteer, and a concerned 
citizen. A 1943 graduate of Giris Prepara- 
tory School, Mrs. Glascock received her 




Sara Glascock 

A.B. from Sweet Briar College. She is a 
member of the Chattanooga Board of 
Realtors, is licensed in Tennessee and 
Georgia, and is an affiliate broker in her 
husband's firm, James C. Glascock & Co. 

A former board member of many 
organizations, including American Cancer 
Society, Ladies of Charity of Chattanooga, 
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain, 
FACES (National Association of the 
Craneofacially Handicapped), and 
Lookout Mountain School, Mrs. 
Glascock is very involved in her 
church. Our Lady of the Mount 
Catholic Church, in the Chattanooga 
Nature Center, and in GPS. Possessing 
a delightful sense of humor and a 
creative flair, she has edited and 
written for the Mountain Breeze, 
Jottings, a Junior League publication, 
and GPS Magazine. She has written 
several small histories and has 
chaired or co-chaired large celebra- 
tions, including the 75th anniversary 
of GPS and the 100th anniversary of 
the founding of the town of Lookout 
Mountain. 

The mother of 12 children, Mrs. 
Glascock also has eight daughters- 
in-law, three sons-in-law and 23 
grandchildren. 

Rosam Quae Meruit Ferat, Sara! 

Excerpted with permission from 
the Sunday, May 2, 1993 edition of 
the Chattanooga News-Free Press. 



The Christian Vocation Project: 
Helping People Hear God's Call 
Through Community 

The Christian 'Vocation Project, 
which is rapidly becoming known 
throughout the United States, was 
founded four years ago by Suzanne 
Gipson Farnham, a graduate of SBC's 
Class of 1957. In addition to the Christian 
Vocation Project, she is one of the 
authors of the book, Listening Hearts, 
the foundation for all of the Project's 
principles and activities. 

Initially the concept for the Project 
arose from questioning by Suzanne about 
the possible interrelatedness of call, 
discernment, and community. Research 
on these themes eventually developed 
into the book which, after two printings, 
became available in a newly revised 
edition in Febaiary 1993, which is now in 
its second printing.. 

The Project has expanded dramatically 
since its beginning as a pilot program at 
Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore, 
MD, where Suzanne's husband, F. Lyman 
Farnham, is Rector. It has generated 
interest across the country, and across 
denominational lines. Retreats, work- 




Suzanne Farnham 



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shops, discernment programs, and train- 
ing for leaders, are some of the offerings 
of the Project. A manual for a discussion 
series based upon the book has recently 
been completed, and is in the process of 
being published. 

Suzanne sees discernment as leaven. 
In her words: 

"The initial purpose of the discern- 
ment program is to prepare groups of 
people to serve as discerners, people 
who can help individuals wrestle with 
questions and issues important to their 
lives. But the benefits go far beyond this. 

"Discernment is a discipline that 
permeates one's being, gradually taking 
hold and eventually becoming a way of 
life. 

"As Christians become schooled in 
discernment, they develop a deeper, 
more intimate relationship with God. 
They begin to introduce the ways of 
discernment to their church communities, 
encouraging others to practice prayerful 
listening and consensus in group delib- 
erations. They can be the leaven that 
gives rise to communities eager to learn 
where the Spirit may be leading them, 
what God may be asking them to do." 

Suzanne's latest endeavor, the 
Discernment Program for Clergy, is a 
CORNERSTONE Program of the national 
Episcopal Church, and has been 
welcomed as a much-needed vehicle in 
assisting clergy to hear God in their own 
lives. 

Listening Hearts.- Discerning Call in 
Community is available through most 
religious bookstores, or can be ordered 
direct from Morehouse Publishing, P.O. 
Box 1321, Harrisburg, PA 17105: S8.95 + 
p/h $3.50, 1-800-877-0012. 



Brenda Darden Kincaid '68: 
Teacher of the Year 

Brenda Kincaid, a math teacher at 
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 
[Suffolk, VAl, received a significant 
honor for 1991-92 when she was named 
the Academy's "Teacher of the Year. " 

This is a selection that is made annu- 
ally by the instructors at the school and is 
considered one of the top honors which 
can be bestowed upon a fellow teacher. 
Concurrent with this recognition, the 



Academy's Winter Bulletin 1993 was 
dedicated to her. 

Kincaid received her high school 
education at Suffolk High School where 
she graduated as salutatorian. She started 
college at Sweet Briar, but her husband 
Doug, who was then in the Air Force, 
was transferred to Florida. There she 
continued her education at Rollins 
College where she subsequently received 
a BGS degree in mathematics. 

Her early teaching experiences were 
in French and math at Suffolk High 
School where she taught until coming to 
N-SA in 1979. While on the faculty full- 
time, she also obtained a Master's of 




Brenda Darden Kincaid 

Science in Education with concentration 
in secondary education mathematics 

Active in all phases of her life, 
Kincaid contributes to the community in 
many ways. She is a member of St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church where she serves as a 
Sunday School teacher and on the Altar 
Guild. 

She is involved with the Suffolk Art 
League, the Suffolk Historical Society, the 
Suffolk Book Club, and the Tuesday 
Afternoon Book Club. 

She claims, though, that her "greatest 
accomplishment" is her four children, 
Julia, Douglas, Sarah, and Jed. 

Academically, she continues to excel. 
Last year, she was inducted into Delta 
Kappa Gamma, a society for distinguished 
professional female educators. She also 
holds membership in the Tidewater 
Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 



■Virginia Council of Teachers of Math- 
ematics, and National Council of Teach- 
ers of Mathematics. 

She has coached the eighth-grade 
MATHCOL^NTS team for nine years. 
Under her tutelage, this group has placed 
in the top five teams regionally for the 
years 1986 to 1991. Her students also 
participate in the American High School 
League Math Exam each year. 

She has been chairman of the Math 
Department since 1984 and has taught 
classes at Tidewater Community College. 
In addition, she serves as an adjunct 
faculty member at Paul D. Camp 
Community College. 

Kincaid's subjects of expertise are 
A. P. Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Algebra II, 
Algebra 1, and Geometry. This year she 
implemented a Calculus class for seniors 
not taking A. P. Calculus. 

Said fellow teacher Nancy Sharp, 
"Brenda Kincaid truly is an inspiration... 
She balances a number of different roles 
any one of which is enough for most 
people." 

Excerpted with permission from a 
JcDiiiary' 22. 1993 article by Staff Writer 
Marilyn Panton, Suffolk News-Herald 



Professor Catherine Seaman: 
Leaving Her Mark 

A 1986 editorial in nearby Nelson 
County's Nelson County Times, 
entitled "Leaving Her Mark," read: 

Dr. Catherine Seaman has announced 
she will not seek another term on the 
School Board after her present term 
expires fuly 1. She has represented the 
East District on the hoard for 32 years. 

When Seaman attempted to read a 
statement making her announcement at 
the April 10 board meeting, she was un- 
able to do so because the room became so 
charged with emotion. And School Board 
Chairman John Purvis was unable to 
finish reading it for her. 

School Superintendent John Owens 
said he respected her decision, but said "I 
wish I could change it. " Owens called 
Seaman the "heart and soul" of the School 
Board for her "untold hours" of service. 

Dr. Seaman first joined the board in 
1954 and was the first woman to hold 



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Dr. Catherine Seaman 

office in Nelson County. Since that time 
she has seen a dramatic change in 
education and educational facilities here. 
She oversaw consolidation of the high 
schools, desegregation, the addition of 
federally mandated programs and costly 
improvements to existing buildings. 
Throughout the period she has been a 
voice of reason, sensitive to the concerns 
of her constituents and striving to achieve 
the best possible education for all Nelson 
County children. 

The editorial concludes:...// will be 
difficult to replace the experience and 
empathy that Seaman has brought... over 
the last three decades. She sees her duties 
as more than budget balancing and 
understands the human element in the 
education formula. Her dedication and 
senice will leave its mark on Nelson 
County for many years. 

These sentiments and phrases ("heart 
and soul"; "untold hours"; "voice of 
reason'; "sensitive to the concerns"; 
"Striving to achieve the best possible 
education") were echoed by the Sweet 
Briar communit\' when Professor of An- 
diropology and Sociology "Kitty" Seaman 
retired in 1993 after 26 years of dedica- 
tion to her students and to the enhance- 
ment of the ever^'day life of the College. 
In addition to her regular teaching sched- 
ule, and service as chair of the Depart- 
ment of Anthropology and Sociologv' and 
of the Division of Social Studies, her 
curriculum vita includes an extraordinary 



list of papers, research, publications and 
book reviews. She also lent her expertise 
to the Environmental Studies program, 
and served on virtually every faculty' 
committee of the College at one time or 
another. She has taken part as a lecturer 
in Sweet Briar's "Winter Forums programs, 
as well as many other sjDecial campus 
events, and has been a frequent contributor 
to the Sweet Briar Alumnae Magazine. 

Her love of Sweet Briar did not 
preclude effective service to other 
community's needs. She chaired the 
Nelson Count}' School Board in 1970-72; 
is a long-time trustee of the Nelson 
Count}' Garden Club Center; and was a 
member of the Board of the Virginia 
Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg from 19^2 
until 1977. She has been an active 
participant in a number of professional 
organizations, including the American 
Association of University Professors 
(AAUP). American Sociological Association. 
Southern Sociological 
Society, and American 
Association of University 
Women (AALW). and 
has ser\ed as a Fellow 
for the American 
Anthropological Asso- 
ciation and the Royal 
Anthropological Societ\' 
of Great Britain and 
Ireland. 

Holding the B.S. 
(1965), M.A. (1967) and 
Ph.D. (1969) from the 
University of Virginia, 
she eariier studied at 
Bluefield College (1939- 
41), the University of 
Virginia School of Nursing (1941-44) and 
Columbia University' (1945-46). 

A staff nurse with the Henry Street 
Nurses. New York Cit\' in 1945-46, she 
served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United 
States Army Nurses Corps in 1946-47. 

She and her husband, John, are the 
parents of four grown children. 

Kitty Seaman has "left her mark" 
everywhere she has been, and in everv"- 
thing she has done. It is a deep and 
indelible mark at Sweet Briar. 



Goulde Recipient of 
Fulbright Grant 

Last May. SBC Associate Professor 
of Religion John Goulde received a 
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for 
study in Korea, tfirough the Korean 
American Educational Commission. 

The awards, administered through 
the Council for the International 
Exchange of Scholars and the J. William 
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, 
promote educational and cultural 
exchange between students and scholars 
around the world. 

Goulde is using his grant at the Insti- 
tute of Asian Studies at Seoul National 
University' for six months. There he is 
researching historical and biographical 
backgrounds to complete an annotated 
study and translation of the Haedong 
Chondorok. a 17th-century manuscript 
which records Taoist alchemv in Korea. 





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Ship Ahoy! 

Sweet Briar Students 

Set Sail for SEA Semester 

In his classic work. Sea Fever, poet 
John Masefield described the eternal 
call that for centuries has drawn 
people to set out upon the waters of the 
earth. The same call is heard by Sweet 
Briar students. 

Last December, after six weeks of 
intensive academic preparation ashore on 
the campus of the Sea Education Associa- 
tion (SEA) in Woods Hole, M\. Elizabeth 
Gilgan '94 spent six weeks aboard the 
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Thomas, USVI, to Key West. In a unique 
program called SEA Semester, the SBC 
anthropology major joined 18 other 
students from around the country in 
conducting marine science research while 
learning to sail and navigate the 135-foot 
steel-hulled brigantine. 

"Everyone was required to stand 
watch throughout the ship," says Eliza- 
beth, "on deck, in the engine room, in 
lab, and even the galley. We were actu- 
ally part of the crew and shared in the 
responsibility of running the ship. And 
that meant 24 hours a day! You don't go 
home and kick back once class is over. 
I've sailed small boats before, but was 
amazed at how much I still had to learn." 

The staff on the ship is headed up by 
the ship's Master and the Chief Scientist. 
Additional professionals include three 
mates, an engineer, a steward and three 
assistant scientists. All the crew and 
scientists are instructors, and play a major 
role in the education of the seafaring 
students. 

Academic research didn't take a 
backseat to watch duties, however. Each 
student took marine-related classes and 
completed an individual research project. 
Elizabeth's project involved the classifica- 
tion of zoo plankton. Casting 3-meter 
nets down to depths of up to 200 meters, 
she then characterized the plankton by 
depth. She hopes to apply the research to 
her biology minor, and as part of a future 
career in underwater research. Students 
also learned to examine temperature 
structures, as well as chemical, biological, 
geological, and physical differences of 
water masses. 

"It was fun, too," Elizabeth adds. 
"After six weeks on a ship, you really 
know the people on your crew. And you 
can laugh with them when you talk about 
the ones who felt woozy after stepping 
onto dry land for the first time in two 
weeks, or the landing in 'Venezuela that 
got called off because of a revolution!" 

SEA is a non-profit educational 
institution that provides undergraduate 
students the opportunity' to study at sea 
while conducting deep ocean research. 
The program offers full credit courses in 
oceanography, nautical science, and 
maritime studies. During SEA's 20-year 
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Chapter of Psychology 
Honor Society 



The SSVs Westward and Corwith Cramer 

programs. Many of those students enter 
ocean-related fields. 

Elizabeth is not the first SBC student 
to take part in a SEA Semester. Kerry 
O'Donnell '93, an environmental studies 
major, spent December aboard the 
Corwith Cramefs sister ship, the SSV 
Westward, a 125-foot schooner. Patty 
Geets '94 and Jen 'Valentine '92 set sail in 
previous programs. 

When describing her time at sea, it is 
easy to sense Elizabeth's excitement. 
"Every night when I go to sleep, I wish I 
were still out there." Her sentiments are 
echoed by Masefield: 

...And all I ask is a merry yam 
from a laughing fellow-rover 

And quiet sleep and a sweet dream 
when the long trick's over. 



Assistant Director, 



— Dave Blount 
Editorial Services, SBC 



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hirteen students and two 
professors were inducted 
as new members into Psi 
Chi, the national psychology 
honor societ)', during a cer- 
emony to install the new Sweet 
Briar chapter April 20, 1993- 

Professor Thomas DeWolfe, 
advisor to the Hampden-Sydney 
College chapter, conducted the 
ceremony. Chapter officers also 
were installed; President Allison 
Chance '94, Augusta, GA; Vice 
President Shannon Callison '95, 
Topeka, KS; and Secretary/ 
Treasurer Susan Margaret Barrett '94, 
Jackson, MS. Professor of Psychology 
David Johnson is SBC's chapter 
advisor. 

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 to 
encourage and stimulate advances in 
scholariy and practical endeavors in the 
field of psychology. The society boasts 
over 255,000 members and has 790 chap- 
ters in the U.S. and Canada. Students in 
the top 35% of their class and maintain- 
ing a "B" average in a minimum of nine 
hours of psychology coursework are 
eligible for membership. 

Any former SBC psychology student 
may apply for Psi Chi and. if accepted, be 
installed at the next spring 's induction 
ceremony. The same criteria apply to 
alumnae as to current students. For fur- 
ther information, contact Professor David 
fohnson (804-381-6129). 




Seated, l-r: Shannon Callison '95; All Chance '94; Susan Margaret Barrett '94. Standing, l-r; Dr. Susan Beers; 
Melony Joe Ellinger '93; Tracy Camden '93; Dr. David Johnson; Carolyn Bloxsom '93; Kaci Chandor '93; Marie 
Weil '94; Becky Baker TP; Dr. Roberta Sadler; Tracy Imse '93; Paige Scribner '93; Carolyn Imperato '93; Karen 
Giorgetti '95. Not pictured; Paige Holmes '93. 



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In churches protestant and Roman 
Catholic, this is the Feast of Pentecost. 
Historically, this alone of all the days in 
the religious calendar of the West is the 
most ancient, the only of the enduring 
festivals: Pentecost, from the Greek 
"pen-tee-costee," the 50th day. A festival 
ordained in the book of Deuteronomy, it 
provides for the offering of the first fruits 
of the harvest. Its observance dates from 
the time of the first temple. An offering 
of the grain harvest was commanded on 
the 50th day after Passover. In Hebrew, it 
bears the name "shavuot" — weeks, 
seven weeks. 

By the rabbinic period, this celebra- 
tion has become the occasion to rejoice 
in the giving of the law, the Torah, the 
sweeter-than-honey, life-giving guide 
granted to Moses 50 days after the 
exodus from Egypt. It is no doubt this 
double layer of meaning that brings Jews 
from every nation to Jerusalem, as 
recorded in the book of Acts. For the 
church, this ancient festival is transformed 
into the occasion whereupon God sends 
the Spirit... the Holy Spirit, what the 
church confesses as the third person of 
the Trinity. ..Pentecost for Christians. ..50 
days after Easter.. .10 days after celebrat- 
ing the ascension of our Lord. ..Easter- 
Pentecost: the great 50 days, the church's 
earliest claim to a liturgical year. 

Annually we recite, re-present the 
saving action of God in Christ — birth, 
life, ministry, death, resurrection, ascen- 
sion of our Lord. And then, as the faith- 
ful, we gather on the Feast of Pentecost, 
to hear again the astounding, saving, 
empowering account. Lo and Behold, 
though the body of Jesus is no longer in 
our midst, by the grace of God, by the 
power of God's Holy Spirit, we, like 
those gathered in Jerusalem from every 
nation under heaven, like those few 
locked away behind closed doors... we 
have become the living body of Christ. 
Pentecost in many congregations is cel- 
ebrated as the birth of the church, and 
for a number of us, this was the day we 
expected to don white dresses and re- 
ceive the rite of confirmation. Hence a 
number of us grew up calling this whit 
(white): Whitsunday. 

It is the most spirit-filled Sunday of 
the church year. And what a marvelous 
occasion to bring to a close what in the 



IN THE 

NAME 

OF GOD: 

FATHER 

SON, 

AND 

HOLY 

SPIRIT 



REUNION CHAPEL 
SERVICE, MAY 30, 1993 



Sweet Briar calendar is our most spirit- 
filled weekend. This time last week, we 
were lining up for commencement, and 
during the early morning worship service, 
I had commented that commencement 
defines our reason for being a college. 
And that is true, and there was evident 
an intensity of spirit — the spirit of 
celebration and congratulations — as 
well as a spirit of sadness, sorrow in the 
good-bye saying. A lot of spirit as we 
graduated the Class of 1993, but from my 
observation, a mere rehearsal of the 
depth and power of spirit I witness as I 
move around the edges of your Reunion 
Weekend. 

I have been here eight years now, 
and every class that enters, and every 

BY THE REVEREND SUSAN LEHMAN 
Chaplain of Sweet Briar College 



class that graduates, tends to think of 
itself as not only the best ever to arrive 
within these gates, but the only class to 
be here. Reunion Weekends are our 
needed corrective to this distortion. The 
presence of 13+ classes, spanning most 
of this century, bringing to one place the 
breadth of experience manifest in the 
life, labor, and wisdom of the returning 
alumnae is like a mighty wind. 

There is a wonderful spirit on these 
Reunion Weekends, a spirit of excitement 
as classmates become reacquainted, 
walking the dairy road, sitting at the boat 
house deepening their bonds of friend- 
ship and affection. Mostly excitement, 
maybe a little dread ("What if they don't 
remember me?"; "What if they remember 
me for the wrong things?"). Mostly excite- 
ment, maybe a little disappointment: 
beloved faculty for some of you have 
retired, some have died; Pannell is no 
longer the refectory; and it is disgusting 
to find Grammer, Randolph, Carson and 
Manson looking more like the Plaza 
Hotel. Excitement, disappointment, and 
certainly a spirit of generosity: the lavish, 
outpouring gift-giving of this weekend 
supports many of the most valued pro- 
grams in the Sweet Briar curriculum. Yes, 
this is the most spirited, lively, empower- 
ing weekend of the college year. 

But I want to digress a minute and 
assure you that we have just concluded a 
very remarkable, spirited, spiritual year. 
It is my way to correct any distortion you 
may have that your year, '48 or '63, '78, 
or even my friends in the Class of '88 — 
the distortion that your year was the one 
and only golden year. For just a couple 
of moments, let me highlight for you 
some of the special, spirit-filled events of 
this year. 

The Dean's Office initiated a January 
Term Reading/Discussion Series — no 
credit — of the recent book Martin and 
Malcolm and America, by James Cone, 
Professor of Theology at Union Seminary 
in New York. It is a major text that seeks 
to review the status of African Americans 
in this century. What was remarkable 
about this series is that, although we 
decided to limit it to 25 participants, and 
to require that everyone read the 380 
pages during the Christmas holiday, we 
had a waiting list. What is more, these 
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a few faculty and staff, including staff 
from the physical plant, which many of 
you know as the Buildings and Grounds 
Department. 

Another high-spirited, truly spiritual 
event this year: through the 15-month- 
long planning effort of the Ewald 
Committee, the Ewald Scholars Program 
focused on Native Americans — truly one 
of the most exciting weekends I have 
ever known, bringing together N. Scott 
Momaday, Leslie Silko, Chariotte Black 
Elk, Martin Brokenleg, and Jaune Quick- 
to-See Smith, to name a few. Babcock 
was filled both nights, and during the 
day a steady stream of people from all 
over the country gathered for this once- 
in-a-lifetime meeting of the most articu- 
late Indian writers, artists, and political 
and spiritual leaders. Students came and 
went as their schedules permitted. It 
made a difference in our life as a college. 
The senior class president addressed 
commencement last Sunday using the 
Lakota spiritual circle of courage that 
includes belonging, mastery, independence, 
and generosity to describe for her class- 
mates the purpose of life and learning at 
Sweet Briar. Ewald was a profoundly 
religious experience for us. 

Thrilling and spirited as well, a 
new series, The Presidential 
Speakers Series, this year 
focused on women in their 
communities, bringing to 
campus outstanding political 
leaders, including Judge Dale Hutter 
Harris '53; Patricia Smith Ticer '55, Mayor 
of Alexandria, Virginia; Ewald's "Wilma 
Mankiller, Chief of the Cherokee Nation; 
and Pat Schroeder, U. S. House of 
Representatives (D-CO). This college, 
from the very beginning has encouraged 
young women to practice the art of doing 
mercy. This spring, we honored nearly 
200 students for making year-long, 
week-by-week commitments to volunteer 
service — tutoring, visiting the elderly, 
serving the Amherst Rescue Squad and 
Fire Department, and so on. Individual 
acts of mercy have a long history at 
Sweet Briar, but what was compelling 
and challenging for us was the way The 
Presidential Speakers Series brought to 
the attention of our students that they 
must learn the art of political activity to 
secure systemic justice. The first principle 



of the biblically-informed spiritual life: 
Do justice, love mercy. 

And with a spirit of great re- 
spect, pride almost, we bade 
good-bye to a remarkable 
graduating class — women, 
this year particularly strong in 
math and the sciences, many 
of them going on to further study — one 
into a fully-funded Ph.D. program in 
physics at Columbia, one to a fully- 
funded Ph.D. program at the University 
of Minnesota in biochemistry. Others 
head to law school and many other 
graduate programs. One of the things I 
found most gratifying, hope-filled, was 
the number of young women who sought 
to combine their academic major with the 
necessary training and certification to 
teach at the elementary, junior, and 
senior high levels; also an increased 
number of most respected students, who 
by virtue of their being elected to student 
offices, represent our best hope. 

I hosted a Women in Science Series 
of dinner discussions this spring. Saidents 
presented papers — and we didn't have 
enough weeks for all the volunteers. That 
is exciting! A spirit of respect, a spirit of 
trust in the future. 

The spirit was good in the Class of 
1993, and we shall miss those young 
women, but in the Class of 1994, we 
have a Truman Scholar — an outstanding 
young woman from Maine. And next 
year's senior class president was selected 
as a fellow at the Center for the Study of 
the U.S. Presidency, until recently a 
bastion for young men. This has been a 
spirited year for us, with a lot of energy, 
some focus emerging. And the empower- 
ment of our young women continues to 
dominate our efforts. 

Spirit, as energy and power. But, 
defines our Lord in the gospel account 
appointed for Pentecost, a spirit of peace. 
The disciples, locked behind the doors of 
fear. ..Jesus appears. .."Peace. ..Peace be 
with you," He said. "Receive the Holy 
Spirit. ..if you forgive the sins of any, they 
are forgiven. ..if you retain the sins of 
any, they are retained..." 

The Holy Spirit is energy, power 
harnessed purposefully, expressive of the 
power/promise/intention of God; Peace... 
shalom...the well-being of God. The spirit 
of God for peace and well-being is 



directed power, not energy spent, wasted, 
dissipated. Receive the Holy Spirit. 
Henceforth direct your energy toward the 
securing of the peace, well-being, whole- 
ness, holiness of all creation. It is a spirit, 
as defined by our Lord, that imbues us 
with the most profound, eternal 
significance... granting to us, mere mortals, 
"from dust to dust," the inexplicable, 
unbelievable power to forgive and to 
condemn. 

Believe me, we strive to real- 
ize moments of the presence 
of the Holy Spirit, the spirit of 
peace and accountability. 
Because our students are the 
daughters and granddaughters 
of people who have lived, been shaped 
by, and given shape to the culture, our 
task as a college is immense. Young 
women entering Sweet Briar in the 1990s 
know little of the deep, abiding intention 
of God for peace, trust, and well-being. 
They bring with them the disease, dis- 
tress of lives lived from 1978 on. They 
know separating and divorcing families, 
alcohol abuse, sexual assault; they know 
the insidious forms of racism and sexism 
and classism in America. Their lives have 
been lived amidst a corrosion of public 
trust in our most sacred institutions — 
the public distrust of educators, clergy, 
bankers, health care centers. Their 
families were affected by the collapse of 
savings and loan companies, the greed, if 
not corruption, of our most cherished 
financial institutions. The automatic trust 
of officials is no longer a part of a 
"given" anticipation. They bring confused 
understanding of what it is to be a young 
woman with respect to their own sexuality. 
They are alert to the danger of alcohol 
misuse and the tragic consequences of 
dieting, and yet, like generations before 
them, they experiment. The peace, well- 
being of God is a promise at the very 
edge of their existence. 

In the very best tradition of this 
college, we labor not only to provide a 
strong academic program. Much, much of 
our energy and focus is purposefully 
directed toward a four-year formation 
process that, at least in part, reflects signs 
of the peace, well-being that God 
intends. We now have a standing com- 
mittee of the College that deals with 
wellness, and a required course called 



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"fitness for life." Tfie Student Affairs divi- 
sion of tfie College, and Carter Hopkins 
'68, director of the LIFETIMES Center, are 
tireless in their efforts to promote a sense 
of health, well-being, and personal re- 
sponsibility. Students themselves take a 
lot of initiative in securing for future 
generations of Sweet Briar students a 
four-year interlude for learning the art 
and craft of living together in a setting 
where trust, not suspicion — generosity, 
not greed — accountability, not irresponsi- 
bility — are the operating mode. 

The Honor System flourishes. I 
suspect it is as strong today as when you 
were here. It is a system that is an experi- 
ment, not the standard for the culture — 
and yet our sophomores, juniors, and 
seniors are poised to welcome the Class 
of 1997 and to teach them what it is to 
live where truth and personal integrity, 
not duplicity, is the ruling principle. For 
two years in a row now, the student 
government has sponsored a Self-Esteem 
Week. And they have focused College 
Council on issues of diversity and 
inclusion. Even the tap clubs have altered 
their patterns of behavior; they are less 
competitive, more cooperative than when 
I first came here, and observed occasional 
misbehavings of QVs and Bum Chums. 
This year those two clubs co-hosted with 
the Chaplain's Office the fall Dinner 
Discussion Series, and the campus-wide 
effort to raise funds for our local Habitat 
for Humanity contribution. 

The reason I have so enjoyed my 
years as Sweet Briar's chaplain is that at 
the heart, the center of our effort as a 
college, is the endeavor to equip our 
young women witli die personal, religious, 
and moral training they need in order 
to go forth from this most privileged 
environment to be agents for the realiza- 
tion of the peace, well-being that God 
intends. You, the Reunion classes 
gathered in 1993, bear witness to the fact 
that this college is more than a four-year 
vocational training, more than a lush 
respite from the obligations of adult life, 
more than a getaway, hideaway for 
young women. It is a college grounded 
in spirit, allowing us occasional glimpses 
of the promise of God: "Peace. ..Well- 
being. ..The Shalom of God be with you." 

Amen. 



mini reunions 



Tlie Class of 1944 wins, hands down, for the number of Mini Reunions held! As many 
members as possible get together each spring to be convivial in a congenial spot. 




Williamsburg, VA. 1990, L-r: Cathenne Tift Porter, Sweet Briar, 1992, L-r: Janet Staples Munt; 
Betty Williams Gookin; Norma Bradley Arnold; Sydney Holmes Bales; Peggy Gordon Seller 

Alice Lancaster Buck 




Lexington, KY, 1991 , L-r: Anne Seguin Britt; Casey Britt; Frances Longino Sctiroder; Harry Vallery, Marty 
Falk Vallery 




Savannah], GA, 1993: Oyster Roast! 



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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: 

The Class of 1943's 50th was a resounding success! Not only did they win the 
Nancy Dowd Burton Award for the largest Reunion gift ($182,431 .92). and 
the Participation Award for Classes Celebrating the 25th-50th Reunion, they 
also deserved an unofficial award— for the class having the best time!— with 
44 alumnae and 18 husbands on hand. 

1 943 class officers, l-r: Nancy Pingree (Ping) Drake, Frances Gregg 
Petersmeyer, Anne McJunkin (Junk) Briber, Reunion Gifts Co-Chairs; 
Charlotte Garber Rudulph, Elizabeth Dichman Smith, Fund Agents; Dolores 
Cheatham James, Reunion Chair; Katherine Doar Jones, Secretary. 

Wearing gold crowns, Ping Drake (I) and Frances Petersmeyer (r) present the 
class gift at Convocation. 

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: 

Three Daisy Chain members (celebrating reunions beyond the 50th) at Convocation, l-r: Evelyn Mullen '31 (62nd); 

Virginia Camp Smith '36 (57th); Bessie Garbee Siegrist '38 (55th). 
Lynn Crosby Gammill '58 announces a record-breaking grand total raised by 1993 Reunion classes: $538,659.31 . 
The Friday night class picnics in the Quad 
1973 class officers, l-r: Louise (Weezie) Blakeslee Gilpin, Reunion Chair & Fund Agent; Jane Potts, Kathleen Cochran 

Schutze, Reunion Gifts Co-Chairs. 
Saturday morning hayride for alumnae children and others young at heart! 
1 973: 20 years out and still in its prime, according to 30 alumnae, 7 husbands on campus! 
The Class of '73 won the Participation Award for Classes Celebrating the 5th-25th Reunions with 38% participation and 

a gift of $16,774.52. 



from Camelol, "'the Meny Month of May" 

And it was a gorgeous 
holiday weekend, filled 
with events that offered 
something for everyone, 
from the serious Alumnae 
College presentations by 
Barbara Perry, Associate 
Professor of Government 
("Jefferson and the Wall 
of Separation between 
Church and State") and 
Jennifer Crispen, Associ- 
ate Professor of Physical 
Education and Athletics 
("All's Well That Ends 
Well: Health, Nutrition 
and Fitness in the Nine- 
ties"), to the absolutely- 
for-fun gatherings at class 
picnics, late-night Bistro 
Bops and the Saturday 
night cocktail buffet with 
faculty, .staff, and retirees 
— visiting, dining, and 
dancing from 7:00 p.m. 
until. Among the very 
special events were the 
reception for artist Fay 
Martin Chandler '43 at her 
exhibition in the Babcock 
Gallery; the dedication of 
the Joan Brophy Tyree '53 
memorial garden located 
in front of the Wailes 
Student Center, given "in 
loving memory of Joan 
Brophy Tyree by her 
sons, and her friends in 
the Class of 1953"; the 
dedication of the Sweet 
Briar College Columbarium 
on Monument Hill; and 
afternoon tea for the 
Class of 1948, celebrating 
its 45th, at Chaplain 
Susan Lehman's home. 
Herewith: a scrapbook 
of memories of "that 
gorgeous holiday." 



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COUNTER CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: 

1948 at its 45th, sporting slnirts with the Sweet Briar Rose designed by Wayne 
Stokes Goodall! The class raised a wonderful gift of $1 82,431 .92, with 74% 
participation; 45 alumnae, 16 husbands attended. 

1948 class officers, l-r: Elvira Whitehead Morse, Martha Mansfield Clement, Fund 
Agents; Eleanor Potts Snodgrass, Reunion Chair; Maddin Lupton McCallie, 
Secretary; Peggy Addington Twohy, Carolyn Rankin Mapother, Reunion Gifts 
Co-Chairs. 

Reuning Sweet Tones rehearse for Saturday night performance, l-r; Carrie Ruda 
Clark 78; Becky Dane Evans 78; Lynne Gardner Detmer '68 (director); Lucy 
Dennington Van Zandt 73; Becky Mulvihill McKenna 78; Temperance Parker 
'63; Augusta Harrison Dunstan '88; Jennifer Bach Rosen '88; Melinda Sher '88. 

The procession from Convocation to lunch on Saturday, led by (l-r): Lynn Crosby 
Gammill '58, National Reunion Giving Chair; SBC President Barbara Hill; 
Nancy Hudler Keuffel '62, President, Alumnae Association; Nathalie (Bobo) 
Ryan Hoyt '72, Second Vice President, Alumnae Association Board, and 
National Chair of Reunion. 

Class of 1953 officers, l-r; Margaret Graves McClung, Reunion Gifts Co-Chair; 
Mary Kimball Grier, Reunion Chair; Mary Ann Mellen Root, Reunion Gifts Co- 
Chair; Isabel Grayson Parrish, Secretary; Virginia Hudson Toone, Fund Agent. 

Class of 1953 Celebrates Fabulous 40th with 37 alumnae, 18 husbands, 
participation rate of 57%, class gift of $31 ,643.70. 



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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: 

Enjoying the Men's Lunch, l-r: Michael Renner (Pam Ivens 73); Steve Cole 

(Lucy Darby 78); Jaci< Lanphor (Anne Stelle 78); Michael Badcock 

(Michelle Brown 73). 
John McClenon's Big Band "Cabaret," Saturday Night Cocktail Buffet. 
1958 class officers, l-r: Jane Shipman Kuntz, Secretary; Eleanor Humphries 

Schnabel, Fund Agent; Winnie Leigh Hamlin, Reunion Gifts Co-Chair. 
1958 boasted 66% participation, and a gift of $60,880 for the 35th; 19 

alumnae, 4 husbands gathered for the occasion. 
1963 class officers, l-r: Nancy Dixon Brown, Fund Agent; Katherine Blackford 

Collins, Secretary; Betty Stanly Cafes, Reunion Gifts Co-Chair; Anne Carter 

Brothers, Reunion Chair; Elizabeth Randolph Lewis, Reunion Gifts Co-Chair. 
Twenty-six alumnae and 5 husbands participated in 1963's 30th Reunion. 

Betty Stanly Cafes and Elizabeth Randolph Lewis, Reunion Gifts Co-Chairs, 

announced a gift of $45,642.19 and 53% participation. 
At Electron Microscope: Professor Joanne Rosinski (Biology) with, l-r: Glenys 

Dyer Church 73; Joseph Wyman; Anne Joyce Wyman '53; Barbara Cain 

Hegarty '73. 




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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: 

The Class of '68, 25 years down the road, with the right stuff and plenty of 
spirit! 

1 968 officers Lynne Gardner Detmer, Secretary, who arrived with an up-to- 
date printout of class notes on attendees and non-attendees(!); Percy 
Clarice Gwinn, Reunion Chair & Reunion Gifts Co-Chair, who announced a 
gift of $25,320 and 40% participation. 

1983 class officers, l-r; Lee Anne MacKenzie Chasfces, Reunion Gifts Co- 
Chair; Mary Brown Watt Messer, Reunion Chair. 

Happy Tenth to 1 983: 43 alumnae and 25 husbands toasted SBC with a gift 
of $14,144.68 and 30% participation. 

The Class of 1 978 was very noticeable with 50 alumnae and 26 husbands! — 
and many children! — in residence. It is rumored that 78-ers made a late 
Saturday night memorial run to The Texas Tavern. 

Class of 78 officers, l-r: Dorothy Lear Mooney, Reunion Co-Chair; Lu Litton 
Griffin, Fund Agent & Reunion Gifts Co-Chair; Lucy Darby Cole, Reunion 
Co-Chair & Reunion Gifts Co-Chair; Julia Sutherland, Fund Agent & Reunion 
Gifts Co-Chair; Melanie Bowen Steglich, Katherine Powell Heller, Co- 
Secretaries. Class gift: $25,396.72; 34% participation. 

1968 arrived 30 alumnae — and 7 husbands — strong! 




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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: 

1988 officers, l-r: Tracy Tigerman Thompson, Secretary; Paige Sfiiller, 

Stephanie Sprouse McCoy, Reunion Gifts Co-Chairs. 
Thirty-two alumnae, 14 husbands returned for the Big Fifth: Here's to 1988 — 

they're lookin' great! 
Professor David Johnson (Psychology) demonstrates physiograph (lie detector) 

to Pamela Dickens Sellars '83, with Sophia, 7 months; Lucy Chapman Millar 

'83 (seated); Leslie Malone Berger '83. 
Alumnae Art Exhibit, Pannell Gallery, l-r; 43-ers Marjorie Shugart Short; Posy 

Hazard Potter; Anne McJunkin Briber (artist exhibiting bird carvings); 

Frances Gregg Petersmeyer; Brooks Barnes. 
Also at the Alumnae Art Exhibit in Pannell, l-r: Dodi Cheatham James '43, 

exhibiting artist, talks with classmates Annabelle Forsch Prager, Muriel 

Grymes Blumenthal, Letitia Ord Bonbright. 
Professor John McClenon (Chemistry) adjusts the spin rate on the Nuclear 

Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer as Mary Gress '68 looks on during tour 

of Guion Science Center. 



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Sweet Briar Watch, 
West German Quartz 
Movement, college seal 
in green, one year 
warranty, leather strap. 
Available in two sizes: 
ladies (small) or mens 
(large). $79.50 




A. Alumna T-shirt by Jansport. 100% cotton, 
white/green and blacl<, M, L, XL. $13.50 

B. Long night shirt by Collegiate Pacific "Sweet 
Bnar College in Virginia." Jade with dark pink/white, 
white with jade/dark pink, one size fits all. $20.95 * 

C. Sweet Briar Rose T-shirt designed by the class 
of 1948 for their 45th reunion. White with pink and 
green. M,L, XL. $12.95 

'Please indicate color choice 



Thanks to the following alumnae who are modeling 
the Sweet Briar sweatshirts and T-shirts, l-r: 
Vickie Campo '91. Cara Ardemagni '92, Tracy 
Stuart '93. Our models all work in the Admissions 
Office. The photographs were taken in front of 
Boxwood Alumnae House and nearby. 
Photos by Dave Abrams. 





The Sweet Briar Rose is the symbol and the name- 
sake of the College. We are pleased to offer a dish 
that faithfully reproduces the Sweet Briar Rose. 
This dish is crafted by Salt Marsh Pottery, which 
specializes in wildflowers. Available in three sizes: 
Small (4") $15.50 

Oval (5-x6") $24.75 

Round (7") $34.00 

Coffee Mug, white wXh four color seal. $9.95 
Fraternity Mug, white with four color seal. $17.50 
Coffee Mug, white with green seal or green with 
white seal, set of four. $1 8.50 * 



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Pewter wine goblet with Sweet Briar seal. 
Pewter baby cup with Sweet Briar seal. 
Pewter presentation plate with Sweet Briar seal. 
Pewter Jefferson cup engraved with Sweet Briar seal. 
Pewter tumbler with Sweet Briar seal. 



$19.00 
$14.50 
$26.00 
$17.00 
$26.50 




A. Champion Premium weight reverse weave sweatshirt 90% cotton, 10% acrylic, 
dark green/white, gray/green, gray/navy, jewel pink/white. M, L, XL. $38.50 

B. Jansport sweatshirt 95% cotton, 5% polyester. Paisley applique with tapestry. 
"Sweet Briar College" in gold embroidery. Dart< green. M, L, XL. $57.50 

C. Jansport sweatshirt 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Paisley applique with 
green border. "Sweet Briar College" in gold embroidery. Navy or dark green, 
M, L, XL. $38.50 

* Please indicate color choice. 

Heavyweight Canvas Tote Bag, very sturdy, nylon 
handles, outside pocket, "Sweet Briar College" 
embroidered on outside. Large, 12"x18", cotton 
canvas, natural/green nylon and embroidery. 

$15.95 
Canvas Tote Bag imprinted with a full color photo of 
historic Sweet Briar House with caption: "Sweet 
Briar House, Sweet Bnar College in Virginia." $13.95 
Sweet Briar Towels, white/green, heavyweight 
cotton. 

Bath 25"x43" $12.50 

Hand 16"x26" $7.95 

Sweet Briar Pennant, dari< green/white, 24" long, 

$4.95 



FOR CHILDREN'S CLOTHING INFO 



Wine glass, silkscreened, set of six. 

Double Old Fashion (15 Oz,), silkscreened, set of six. 

also available new etched Sweet Briar seal, set of four. 

Hi Ball glass, silkscreened, set of six. 

also available new etched Sweet Briar seal, set of four. 

I Fashion, silkscreened, set of six. 

Beer Stein with etched Sweet Briar seal. 



$30.50 
$22.50 
$29.95 
$22.50 
$29.95 
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Recent Deaths 

Mrs. Paul H. Bowdre 

(Elizabeth Holmes AC) 

date unknown 
Mrs. John A. S. Brown, Jr. 

(Ruth Hulburd '20) 

November 1, 1992 
Mrs. M. Hatton Mason 

(Mary Watts Hatton '20) 

June 29, 1993 
Mrs. Arthur A. Barricks 

(Cordelia Kirkendall '25) 

August 25, 1993 
Mrs. George B. 'Van Wyck 

(Katherine Van Cleve '26) 

April 9, 1993 
Mrs. William McClenny 

(Bessie Brodie '27) 

June 4, 1993 
Mrs. Addison Brown Poland 

(Florence K. Shortau '27) 

March 1993 
Louise Lutz '29 

June 19, 1993 
Mrs. John S. Smith 

(Eliza Ruth Hasson '30) 

April 1993 
Mrs. Montie F. Cone 

(Eleanor Faulk '31) 

May 28, 1993 
Mrs. John H. Moser 

(Mary McGill Rogers '34) 

date unknown 
Mrs. Walter Peny 111 

(Helen Orissa Holden '36) 

April 5, 1993 
Mrs. Howard Young 

(Virginia Louise Rutty '36) 

May 15, 1993 
Mrs. Valeria G. Murphey 

(Valeria Fain Gott '39) 

May 28, 1993 
Mrs. Stuart S. Taylor 

(Mary Langfitt Law '43) 

April 16, 1993 
Mrs. Tyson Betty 

(Catherine Anne Mitchell '44) 

April 20, 1993 
Mrs. Peter G. Christie 

(Sara Jean Smith '45) 

1991 
Mrs. H. Thomas Curran 

(Linda Marie Long '64) 

April 21, 1993 




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call (804) 381-6151. 

Please remember SBC students/ 
grads if you hear of interesting 
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time, part-time, or summer). Call 
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Coordinator, with details; she will 
do the rest! 

Leam more about yourself: 
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and needs. Please let us know how 
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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



SWEET 
BRIAR 

COLLEGE 



1921 



Gertrude Pauly Crawford writes: I 
love Sweel Briar! !! Feel i ng tine and busy witti 
my great grandctiildren." 



1925 



Secretary: Cordelia Kirkendall 
Barrjcks 

Please excuse all mistakes. You might 
be among ttie living when I have you de- 
ceased. I try to keep in order and compare 
the 1991 and 1993 computerized records I 
have. I believe we lost 3 class members since 
my writing ot a year ago: Margaret Meals 
Ewart, Lucy Reaves Utterback, and 
MaryWelctiHemptilll 

I'm sure you know what goes on at an 
active retirement home so I am kept as busy 
as I want. I don't go out alone and walk with 
a cane due to a light stroke. The Towers has 
a limousine which takes its residents on 
shopping trips, doctor appointments, and 
sight-seeing. Family and triends help me 
with my needs. 6/92 my son. Bob, accom- 
panied me to the N.W. to see my oldest son 
and his wife, my two granddaughters and 
their tamilies, my husband's niece, and 
friends -all living in ditterent places. The trip 
was delightful, but I feel my tripping days are 
over. I had another fall upon my return so 
now qualify lor "The Fallen Woman's Club." 
7/92 I attended a 100th birthday party and 
1/93 was present at a 102nd. A real treat was 
seeing photos of Antarctica, taken by resi- 
dents who went there. The Towers celebrate 
all the special occasion days. I dressed up 
for Halloween as a native American and won 
second prize. Thanksgiving was one of real 
meaning at my granddaughter's home near 
Los Angeles. There were 11 of us from ages 
one year to 89 plus. Christmas Eve Santa 
Claus visited us at my son's and daughter- 
in-law's home. Christmas day they came to 
me. The two occasions were merry and 
happy. Four Towers' residents meet for 
New Year's Eve. Cocktails, dinner, and 
bridge are on the agenda. I was ovenwhelmed 
at all the tribute paid me on my 90th 
birthday. My sons and families gave me a 
gorgeous cocktail party tor 21 6. Alas! I had 



no hors d'oeuvres nor cocktails because I 
was so busy greeting and adieuing all the 
guests. My niece and her husband came 
from PA. Weather was horrible. However, we 
welcomed the rain after six years of drought. 
In April my oldest granddaughter, her hus- 
band, and their two children came from 
Whidbey Island, Wa. State. Both Duane and 
Lana teach. The children are 5 and 7 so our 
family gatherings were very lively and re- 
warding. Easter was a joyous one. I am tak- 
ing a class in lipreading, but it is most 
difficult. Our class dwindled from 50 to six 
so our teacher no longer was allowed to 
come "for free." Four of us are trying to meet 
and practice what we have learned 

I'll now start my responses, for which I 
thank you Margaret Hogue Pfautz had 
a good 1992 as did her tamily, including 1 1 
great-grands, with two more on the way. Her 
bridge winnings are on the plus side. Mar- 
garet was spending a week with her Florida 
daughter and they were housebound for 
three days because of the snow - imagine 
this in March. She was housebound again 
when she got to her Maryland home due to 
terrible fog, snow, and icy steps. Tallulati 
Holloway Harris is "bugged" with arthri- 
tis, but is better when the sun shines. Her 
area has been plagued by too much rain. Her 
social life is nil. Like many of us she doesn't 
go out at night. Tallulah had a horrible ex- 
perience when she returned from errands 
and was grabbed by a robber who took her 
billfold. Ruth Pratt Jones has also joined 
the "fallen women" and was bedridden and 
had casts, but was doing o.k. A bright spot 
was getting in contact with Kay Agard 
Flewelling after 68 years Katherine 
Flewelling, still in Pasadena, plays a lot of 
bridge and had her driving license renewed 
for 4 years. I had a letter from Betty Moore 
Rusk, Class of 1 926, who wrote me about her 
classmate, Marjorie Shepherd's, death, Feb- 
ruary 1 993. Mariorie was a long time friend 
of mine, living near my home town ot 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa Dorotliy Herbison 
Hawkins is alone in her home, but receiv- 
ing thoughtful care from her three children 
and many friends. Dot is soon expecting to 
be in a retirement home. I hope she will be 
as happy as I am in mine. Finally, her gar- 
den shows sign of spring, welcomed after 
an old-fashioned winter of 130 inches of 
snow. Dot has no contact with any Sweet 
Briar members in her Rochester, N.Y. area. 
Mary Sailer Gardiner's companion of ten 



years wrote lor Mary, who celebrated her 
90th birthday on Valentine's Day with her 
attentive family. She is reported to be as we 
remember her, warm, sweet, and gentle, and 
enjoys letters, phone calls, and the company 
of friends and family. Her memory is short, 
but not her spirit 

We started out with 131 in our class. 
Now there are 42. There may be a few more 
who are lost, but may still be living. Thank 
you for making it possible for me to write a 
column. Love, Deedie. 

Ed's note: Just before press time, the 
Alumnae Office recieved from Deedie's son, 
Robert Bucl<man, the sad news that Deedie 
passed away on 8/25/93. Robert wrote that 
his mother ai ways enjoyed putting together 
the annual class notes with the help of his 
wife, Sharon. 



1929 



President, Acting Secretary: 

Sara Callison Jamison 

Fund Agent: Belle Brockenbrougli 

Hutchlns 

Here I am in April struggling to write a 
newsletter before I leave Naples. Daughter 
Jane Messer '59 is coming to drive me home 
early this year as her son, Jamison Tatman, 
is to be married in Cincinnati 5/8. The first 
news is from faithful Izzy North Goodwin 
who is at last a great-grandmother, a boy in 
Nov. and a girl in Augusta, GA in March. She 
stays busy and goes where she is invited. 
She fished at Dataw Is, during the Masters. 
As she says the fishing is better for her back 
than golt Gertrude Hickin Sigmon, 
whose poems were published in the SBC 
magazine while she was a student, has been 
invited to become a member of the Interna- 
tional Society of Poets. Her poem "Aban- 
doned My House" will be in the collection. 
Best Poems of the 90's. After retirement she 
received a creative writing scholarship from 
Virginia Tech where she did graduate work. 
She keeps occupied with her mini Habitat for 
Humanity and Rent-to-Buy for low income 
families. Claire Hoyt Gaversays her most 
important message is that she is still around 
to send in news. She continues to volunteer 
in library, education, and seniors fields. 
Jean Crowe Hutcheson and I just missed 
seeing each other again after nearly 67 years 
when she drove through Naples this winter 
en route to Bellair where she spent 2 weeks 
with her children. She has 9 grandchildren 
and 6 greats. She sees Footsie Miles often 
and enjoys visiting old friends near her and 
in Philadelphia. Anne Brent Winn's letter 
came too late to be included in the last col- 
umn but it will have to be current tor us. She 
went to SBC May with her granddaughter 
Anne Mason Benjimin from N. Zealand who 
hopes to be a Sweet Briar student in a few 
years. Grandson Blanton visited Anne last 
Aug., her daughter Anne in Sept., and David 
Benjimin will come next year. A plus lor 
Anne is that her son John Winn Jr. now lives 
in Lexington near her. A cataract operation 



that proved unsatisfactory causes eye prob- 
lems for Anne. She describes herself as a 
"leftover housewife". 

Still steadily flapping along is Evaline 
Edmonds Thoma who plays golf and 
bridge, paints, volunteers for the U.I Con- 
gress, Reading for the Blind Project out of 
Phoenix and reports that the days fly by in 
spite ot no real excitement. Last summer I 
had a delightful visit with May Queen Belle 
Hutchins and enjoyed time with 3 ot her fine 
sons who live on the Chicago North Shore, 
John and his wife Suzy, their 3 children and 
black Lab, Coleman and Toni and their 2 
sons, Harley and Terry and their 3 children. 
We played golf and bridge and had lunch 
with Virginia Tingle Madden ex 29. John and 
Suzy have a winter home in Vero Beach so 
Belle sees them year round. Our thanks to 
Belle for taking over the job of Fund Agent. 
We can be proud of the annual giving for our 
class the past 2 years which is 62.3%. 

Daughter Jane Messer '59 and I traveled 
to San Diego, CA in Oct. to see grandson 
Scott Tatman and found there 2 SBC class- 
mates of Jane's, Sue Perry Farmer and 
Bambi Price Carne. We had a picnic on the 
beach and a delightful mini reunion. When 
in Naples I see Peachy Lillard Manning '50 
who lives in the same apt. complex as mine. 
Peachy plays tennis and fishes while I play 
bridge and goll but we meet at the pool. We 
both unfortunately missed the Naples SBC 
meeting in March. There is a large group of 
Briarites in the area. I spent last Christmas 
with son Jamie and family in Williamsburg, 
VA - something I had always wanted to do. 
The atmosphere and decor was as beautiful 
as anticipated. This is a banner year for me. 
My first "great" John Jamison Palazzo was 
born in December and my eldest grandson 
will be married in May which will be the 
cause for a good family gathering 

Rosa Heath Bridges says she always 
loves to read about our class in the maga- 
zine and to learn that we are still active and 
mobile. She hopes to keep on travelling as 
long as airports have wheelchairs and as 
long as there are art galleries and museums 
and taxis to transport her. She and daughter 
Rosa visited London for the 9th time and she 
says it would be lovely to go there one more 
time in the spring or summer with the Sweet 
Briar group. Travel officer please note, she 
says, Jane Wilkinson Banyard has been 
retired from H.A.E. Smith, Ltd. in Bermuda 
since 1 991 and says she is still not organized 
after 33 years of working. However, her vol- 
unteer work has increased to include 2 days 
a week in the hospital doing flowers and 
cashiering in the coffee shop, 1 day in the 
hospital thrift shop and 1 day a week in the 
National Trust gift shop. She had a small 
surgical repair job in Oct. which slowed her 
down for a while and caused her to miss her 
early morning ocean swims. Wow! 

Ginny Chaffee Gwynn struck a nos- 
talgic note when she wrote that she had ob- 
tained the recipe for Jenny's nut muffins, the 
kind we used to order for lunch every Satur- 
day when we went shopping in Lynchburg. 
She makes them often, freezes them and 
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pleased with her life at Bentley Village in 
Naples where she is an avid bridge player. 
Lisa Guigon Shinberger reports that on 
SBC Founders Day her daughter Baird '67 
received the Helen IVIcClure Gager Amrd in 
Chemistry. Baird's son David is in his sec- 
ond year at West Point where he received 
honors. Lisa's son John and his wife teach 
in Spotsylvania High School where they have 
been worl<ing hard to gain proper teachers 
salaries. I can still recommend Ruth's Diner 
at Torch Lal(e where Ruth Meredith 
Smythe and I continued our in-depth remi- 
niscences. She took me in as a roomer and 
boarder when my daughter Jane's cottage 
was too small to house the family and visi- 
tors. Ruth continued her ardent interest in 
politics and has a granddaughter Gaines 
Grider who shares that interest. Gaines will 
be married at Torch Lal<e in Aug. I want to 
share with you a letter from Ruth. "As octo- 
genarians we can truly say that the bonds of 
friendship formed at SBC last a lifetime and 
the education we received there has stood us 
in good stead, made our lives more interest- 
ing, and guickened our concern and respon- 
sibility tor the world in which we live. 

As for where I live following the pattern, 
I just moved into a retirement community. 
Not bad; as you find new friends never take 
the place of the old ones but fill the vacuum 
left by those you've lost and the intelligence 
and interests of some of these old birds is 
undiminished. The added bonus is that your 
children don't have to worry that you might 
fall in the night or forget to turn the stove off. 
So hang in there, kids, old age isn't all bad. 

Again - 1 am greatly indebted to IVtaggie 
lyiohlman Degler '54 tor using her time and 
trusty computer to make this letter legible. 
Please don't fail to write because you think 
your news is unimportant. The fact that 
you're able to communicate at all is good 
news. Keep on flapping as Eleanor Duval 
Spruill has admonished us. 

PS. Travel notes that arrived late in- 
cluded those of Jo Tatman Mason who 
had been cruising on the Vista Fjord in The 
ryiediterranean, and of Virginia Lee 
Campbell Clinch who had just returned 
from a National Heritage trip to Athens and 
The Greek Islands with her daughter. Virginia 
Lee takes the prize for unusual and exotic 
travels and Is planning more of them. Let's 
hope that the travel bug brings the 29ers 
back to SBC for our 65th next IWay. 



1933 



Co-presidents: Margaret Imbrie 

and Mary Imbrie 

Secretary pro tern: Mary Imbrie 

Greetings to all who belonged to Class 
of '33 and our thanks to those who sent 
notes, cards, and letters. If you think 60 years 
is a long time ago, remember as freshmen 
we arrived on campus in 1929! 

Lil Allison Redman and John cruised 
the Panama Canal in Jan, They expect their 
daughter from CO to visit this fall. Lil hears 



from Margaret McReynolds St. Clair 
and Jane Taylor Lacy A new address for 
Mary Brooks Barnhart Carlton is a 

lovely retirement complex on Signal tvloun- 
tain. TN just outside Chattanooga. For 25 
years she has volunteered for "Changed 
Lives", a radio and TV ministry of Ben 
Haden, pastor of her church. She visits fam- 
ily and friends annually in CA. Mary E. 
Clemens Porzelius, "glad to be alive and 
kicking," continues with bridge, sewing, 
reading. She lost 2 good friends in '92, 
Carolyn Wilson Hunt and Rose Beverly 
Bear Burks. In fvlarch she planned to go to 
NYC for opening of her grandson's show at 
the fyjuseum of Ivlodern Art. Doris Crane 
Loveland continues calligraphy for the 
hospital and activities of Garden Club and 
Colonial Dames in Centreville, MD, where 
she and Sam live on the farm they wish they 
could sell and then retire to Stonegates, 
Greenville, DE. 

Nevil Crute Holmes and Win moved 
to Bentley Village in Naples, FL, the elegant 
life-care retirement facility across the 
street from the large home they sold last 
year. She volunteers there and at church, and 
also plays golf! They have 2 daughters, one 
in Cincinnati, the other in Racine, Wl. 
Elena Doty Angus and Bruce still live in 
Charlottesville, VA, where Elena enjoys over- 
seeing work on their gorgeous garden. A 
newsy card from Sue Graves Stubbs re- 
ported her daughter Sue Cutler lives in NYC 
and Old Lyme, CT, her elder son, Dr. W.K. 
Stubbs, Jr, (listed in the first edition of "The 
Best Doctors in America, 1992-93"), in Vera 
Beach, FL: and her younger son, John, in 
NYC where he operates a book and print 
gallery, teaches a course at Columbia, and 
is also program director for the World IVIonu- 
ment Fund, which group has sent him to 
Cambodia 3 times this yr. and to Armenia 
and Spain. The youngest of her 6 grandchil- 
dren is a jr. at Princeton; another was mar- 
ried in April in Atlanta and Sue attended In 
Feb. she joined Ella Jesse Latham for 
their visit to St. John's Island, FL, where they 
met President Barbara Hill who addressed a 
meeting sponsored by Walter Brown. Sue 
still lives in her 50-year-old home and 
"keeps busy with Colonial Dames, G.C.A., 
friends, family and much duplicate bridge." 

Recently Elizabeth S. Gray, a native 
Virginian, was appointed to the Board of 
Directors of Rappahannock Westminster- 
Canterbury, a CCRC to which she moved in 
1991 from Irvington. She already had an im- 
pressive background of corporate manage- 
ment in her 52-yr. career with Chesapeake 
Corporation in West Point. Space limitations 
won't allow me to list the other boards, com- 
mittees, and councils on which she has 
served or the offices she has held. Lib has 
also been involved with church, civic and 
political activities, as well as historical so- 
cieties and museums, tor years and years. 
A student at SBC for only jr. yr., she hoped 
to return for reunion in May. Sarah Hous- 
ton Baker and Hugh in 1992 moved on her 
80th birthday from a large house plus 5 acres 
on Lake Decatur to a small one with a tiny 
yard. Hugh had a knee replacement last Nov. 



and one for the other knee was planned for 
April. Their son, now able to live alone, is 
employed to work on Illinois license plates. 
Their daughter, a dedicated teacher of Ger- 
man, last year spent 10 days in Dresden, at 
the German government's invitation, study- 
ing East German education. She has boys 
aged 9 and 11, Sarah hears occasionally 
from Mary E. demons Porzelius, Fran 
Powell Zoppa, Jo Rucker Powell, and 
Margaret McReynolds St. Clair 

Lucy Oliver Brooks and John moved 
into a lovely new cottage at the Presbyterian 
Home in Lexington, SC. Though "a bit tar 
from Columbia", they "do a lot of driving!" 
Jane Martin Person and Harold still oc- 
cupy their new 100-year-old house in 
Stanchfield, MN. and their children and 
grandchildren all live within a 50-mile ra- 
dius. She continues her interest in the church 
library, reading, and spending time with their 
children. She and Harold are "environmen- 
tally aware and trying to keep Minneapolis 
from expanding to their back door. Farmland 
is shrinking!" Helen Martin, Jane's sister 
in Ambler, PA, is more or less confined to 
home right now, due to a broken hip and the 
need tor cataract surgery. Frances E. 
Neville Newberry and her husband live in 
No, Platte, NE and have a winter home in 
Green Valley, AZ where she keeps busy with 
golf, bridge, P.E.O. and other activities and 
entertains visitors as well. Last winter's in- 
cluded daughter Ann Landes who is H.S. 
Guidance Counselor in Columbia, MO, 
grandson Air Force 1st Lt. Daniel Edwards 
whose bride (also AF) was serving in Saudi 
Arabia, and her brother and sister-in-law. 
Last summer Frances visited Eleanor 
NIggli Tyler in TX. She also keeps up with 
Marjorie Kay Peebles 

Mary Nel Neville Sieman has 4 very 
young great-grandchildren; two live in No. 
Platte and she sees them often, and 2 live in 
FL. In winter she visits them and other rela- 
tives. When not visiting or on a cruise with 
family members, Mary Nel is busy with 
P.E.O , DA R., Art Study League, church 
guild, and No. Platte Art and Humanities 
Committee. This winter the "blizzard of the 
century" caught up with her and her daugh- 
ter from Omaha when they were snowed in 
at the Watergate Hotel in Washington tor 2 
days with an Omaha Opera Tour Group. 
Mary Nel could not attend 1933's 60th, but 
did a great job producing the Class Scrap- 
book for the reunion. We are indebted to her 
and commend her lor that big contribution. 

Mary Kate Patton Bromfield and 
Bing enioy their great-granddaughter (1) 
who lives nearby in No. Canton, CT. Their 
ballerina granddaughter, Sarah Barber, still 
dances with the San Francisco Ballet while 
she finishes h s Mildred Redmond 
Vaughn, nowa widow, lives in Birmingham, 
AL. Her daughter Martha, CPA Accountant 
lor the CA Lung Assoc, has one daughter, 
Sarah, a soph, at U.PA. Mildred's second 
child is C. David Vaughn whose law firm is 
Vaughn-Murphy. His wife is a lawryer also, 
in her first year. Their 2 sons attend West 
Minster. While at SBC Mildred roomed with 
Margaret Ross Adam ('34). Her daughter. 



Perry Ellice Adam, and Perry's 2 daughters 
graduated from SBC. Mildred keeps in close 
touch with them. She also sees Mary Alice 
Durham Ellis and all the Birmingham girls 
who were at SBC only one year and, of 
course, her sister Alwyn Redmond Barrow 
('29). Mildred keeps busy with bridge, gar- 
den, literary and study clubs, Antiguarian 
Society and Baptist Church. 

Frances Powell Zoppa can still do 
what she wants to do and is grateful. 
Marjorie Ris Hyland, widowed a year ago. 
plans to move to a retirement facility almost 
next door to her younger daughter in 
Rockville, MD. She is looking fonward to 
Washington, DCs cultural advantages, a 
change from golf! Jeannette Shambaugh 
Elliott is "writing a book using a Toshiba 
laptop and enioying the whole thing!" Jean 
van Home Baber is as busy as ever in 
Chestnut Hill, PA, and on Hilton Head Island, 
SC, where she spends 2 mos. twice a year. 
She paints, does needlepoint, and conducts 
classes in these crafts. She leads a group 
interested in the Civil War and is a decent at 
two historic houses, Cliveden in German- 
town and the Powel House in Phila. She also 
finds time to be part of her Presbyterian 
Church Women's Society. Jean reports that 
Marjorie Gubelman Hastert in Honolulu 
"continues to play golf and work at hospital, 
and does a lot of crafts at Christmastime." 
She may attend her granddaughter's gradu- 
ation in June from Colby College in ME. 

Virginia Vesey Woodward some 
time ago moved to The Devonshire in Hamp- 
ton, VA, where she enjoys bridge and bingo. 
Use of her right arm is progressing but 
slowly, so writing is still a task. She hears 
from Anne Brooke in Virginia Beach, who 
plans to visit her Margaret Wayland 
Taylor and Robert enjoy a busy life at 
The Colonnades (Retirement Home) in 
Charlottesville with new friends, activities, 
lectures, theatre, etc. Their daughter Helen 
in Washington, DC visits often. 

Both of us can say the same about our 
life here at Medford Leas, a CCRC operated 
by Quakers in Medford, NJ, only 25 miles 
from Woodbury and 18 miles from Phila. 
Best wishes and thanks for writing. 



1937 



Secretary: Natalie Hopkins Griggs 

My best news is that Biddy Sicard 

Sita is going to take over as class secretary. 
She spends the summers in Europe but is 
in Naples, FL thru May so she'll be able to 
write and hear from us all while she's on this 
side of the ocean. I didn't even have to twist 
her arm to volunteer and I know we all are 
truly grateful. 

Molly Gruber Stoddart writes that 
she has survived the first year of widowhood. 
I think it's lucky that there are so many things 
that must be attended to that year. She is 
back now volunteering at the Philadelphia 
Museum of Art and playing golf. Marion 
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is glad to say goodbye to 1992. Stie tiad a 
mastectomy last summer but also is back on 
tfie golf course ttiis spring and volunteering 
at the tiospital Maggie Comwell Schmidt 
didn't elaborate but stie's always busy witti 
good works and nice trips and she must be 
tiealthy because she's expecting to see us all 
in 97 May Weston Thompson and her 
husband are happy and well and going to 
Bart's 60th reunion at Colgate this June. I'm 
disappointed with May, tho', because she 
went to an exhibition at the Wilmington 
Museum without calling me. I was a host- 
ess there but obviously at a different time. 
Brad Forsyth says the long, cold and wet 
winter has made everything late and miser- 
able for man and cattle on their farm. Dottie 
Gorsuch has had a hip replacement and a 
second cataract removal and her neighbor- 
hood on the Jersey shore suffered from last 
winter's storm but with spring it sounds as 
if she and the land are recovering and she 
was looking forward to seeing Peter Dyer 
Sorenson and her beautiful garden. Mar- 
garet Sandidge Miller sounds busy and 
happy in Annapolis. She and her husband 
are in a community that offers Adult Educa- 
tion classes, golf, swimming, tennis, and 
very nice people. 

I |ust called Nancy Nalle Genung who 
seems to be getting back into real estate 
'without really trying' because so many of 
their friends are moving into retirement 
homes and giving her their houses to sell. 
She says she and At are slowing up but they 
don't sound it. Peggy Cruikshank Dyer 
and Holmes must be somewhere between FL 
and MA on their bi-annual treks. They seem 
equally active in both states - tennis, sail- 
ing, gardening and enjoying their 13 grand- 
children. I have 13, too, but they are going 
to beat me with 2 more soon. Aggie 
Crawford Bates is still working in her gar- 
den and playing bridge as well as volunteer- 
ing in the Gloucester Library. She had a 
cancer operation last tall but certainly hasn't 
let that change her life. Frances Johnson 
Finley and her husband are other trekkers 
from FL to VA and sound line with no spe- 
cial news which actually is good news at our 
age. Elizabeth Lee McPhail and her hus- 
band celebrated their 50th anniversary this 
year surrounded with children, grand- 
children, and many friends. Wes Ward 
Francis is still our traveler. She was clos- 
ing her house in FL and packing for PA so 
she could make a meeting at West Point, a 
grandson's graduation from college and a bit 
later short trips to Saratoga, Boston, Nan- 
tucket and Aspen. Scotland was a 'maybe' in 
Aug. She's hoping to launch a National Drug 
and Crime Prevention program in the recre- 
ation and park depts. around the country. 

Polly Lambeth Blackwell couldn t 
be at our reunion last year because their first 
grandson was graduating from Swathmore 
the same day. She and her husband have 
another grandchild at Brown and one at Wil- 
liams so they have at least 2 happy Junes 
before them. Rosalie Hall Hurst is very 
active in the Alliance lor the Mentally III, an 
organization started 12 yrs. ago by parents 
of mentally ill adults. The members are ad- 



vocates for the severely mental ly i 1 1 who can 
only be partially helped by medication. 
Rosalie's daughter is in that group. This is a 
lifetime commitment. Rosalie recently broke 
her arm very badly which she said interferes 
with her golf. It certainly hasn't interfered with 
her spirit. Barbara Jarvis Thomas has 
had a lot of health problems this year and she 
is very thanklul that she moved into a retire- 
ment home a few years ago. Izzy Olmstead 
Haynes also moved into one last year. Her's 
is in CT and she sounds busier than ever. 
I'll miss getting your cards next but I 
think it's good to have a change of viewpoint 
and I'm looking tonward to reading Biddy's 
notes from you all. 



1941 



President: Joan DeVore Roth 
Secretary: Barbara Holman Whitcomb 
Fund Agents: Barbara Nevens Young, 
Jane Loveland Byerts 

In memoriam - we have lost 3 of our 
classmates this year. We'll all remember 
them Joan Meacham Gay, Louise Duff 
and Judy Hoeber. Several ol our class- 
mates have lost their husbands and we all 
share their grief. I hope our friendships will 
help them all. 

Thank you all for your great postcards. 
We have a wonderful class, as you all know. 
Last year, one classmate was not included 
in the class notes - me. So, I'll bring you up- 
to-date, I still manage a mini-mall in 
Wellesley built by my grandfather. We have 
18 retail tenants (no vacancies). I deal with 
leaking roofs, parking problems, snow and 
sanding, and hopefully no vacancies. For 
most of 1 992, 1 worked with contractors who 
removed the 70 yr.-old facade and restored 
it with GFRC. Don't I sound intelligenf? My 
other interests are my family - 2 sons and 2 
grandchildren. Karen is capt. of the Colby 
College Softball team while Brian is a fresh- 
man at Northeastern in Boston. 

I am envious of all the get-togethers you 
all told me about. We need a travel commit- 
tee to let us know where to see each other. 
The biggest get-together is in the Naples- 
Fort Myers area in Feb. Helen Watson 
Hill, Lucy Parton Miller, Helen Gwinn 
Wallace, Ann Burroughs O'Connor, 
Joan Myers Cole, Pat Sorenson 
Ackard, "Edge" Cardamon O'Donnell, 
Jean Ruggles Hall, and Wilma Cavett 
Bird. I wish I had been there. There was a 
spin-off at Lake Wales Country Club. 
"Piney" Martin Patterson, "Butch " 
Gurney Betz, and Helen Ann Littleton 
White had a great time together. 

In the summer there are reunions in 
the Adironacks where "Butch", Decca 
Gilmer Frackelton and Marie Gaffney 
Barry get together. At Cape Cod, Jean 
Ruggles Hall sees Judy Davidson 
Walker Olivia Rhodes Woodin and 
"Charlie" Davenport Tuttle visited each 
other at their husbands' reunion at Williams 
College. 



Gertrude Marill Stanfield, Helen 
Hamilton Bixby and Phyllis Carr 
Beinhoen have covered Europe and Asia. 
Jo Harlan Darby, Margaret Craighill 
Price and "Oedore" Roth enjoy visiting 
their kids and grandchildren as do Helen 
Carmine Barber and Mary Scully 
OIney. Jane Loveland Byerts is a very 
busy lady, sewing, gardening and volunteer- 
ing Virginia Cutter Smith takes courses 
at CA State and Ellie Damgard Firth is 
really studying serious bridge, "Tibba" 
Hudson Boba is so busy with family she 
misses singing in the choir. 

For next year how about sending me 
cards during the year. Then I can get my re- 
port in on time. 



1945 



President: Elizabeth Zulich Reuter 
Secretary: Harriet Wlllcox Gearharl 
Fund Agent: Jean Moores McCulloch 

Oops, deadline time! But notes still com- 
ing in! May is a beautiful, busy month! Now 
that David is becoming such a 'Marrying 
Sam' we continue to rack up many marriage 
miles in lovely places like Wellesley, MA in 
the spring, and looking forward to 
Charlottesville in the tall. Which reminds me 
of Ellen Gilliam Perry's newsy note. She 
and Marvin enjoyed a wonderful cruise 
through the Panama Canal - Cartagena to 
Acapuico - and, of course, visits with their 
2 daughters and families. She loved seeing 
Lile Tucker Bell at a Farmington luncheon 
hosted by sister Maria Tucker Bowerfind, 
and had seen Edie Page Gill Breakell and 
Stan when former was involved with a wild- 
flower garden atop Mill Mountain. Inciden- 
tally, Perk Traugott Brown sounds to be 
local consultant for Edie Page whose son is 
soon to be married at Va. Beach! David and 
I loved greeting the New Year with Perk at 
sister 'Patty's Place' near Easton, MD where 
Jim and Patty Rouse retreat as often as pos- 
sible. This was a real 'think lank' experience 
- not unlike Clinton's Hilton Head gather- 
ing, on a slightly smaller scale! Shortly 
thereafter we enjoyed a night with Perk at her 
lovely new Va, Beach condo, where Lyn 
Dillard Grqnes joined us for dinner, just 
back from China and sporting a darling 
jacket from there - lined with newspapers 
(She and Perk are preaching recycling to 
hundreds of school kids). Our next SBC stop 
was in charming Camden, SC and a won- 
derful overnight with Harriet Porcher 
Barnwell and Bob. They've discovered the 
Fountain of Youth, I'm convinced, and bloom 
right along with Bob's beautiful nursery 
business that blossoms all around their 
gorgeous homestead. I want their secret! 
In Savannah we caught a glimpse of 
Moe Christian Schley and Dick at the 
Oglethorpe Club, and got the grand tour of 
a lovely new home Nancy Ellinger Minor 
and Raleigh have built at the Landings on 
Skidaway Island. Also a fine lunch visit with 
Candy Greene Satterfield at Hilton Head 



After an Anglican Fellowship ol Prayer Con- 
ference near Orlando we surfaced in Vero 
Beach with Lehigh friends and I had a good 
phone visit with Hilda Hude Chapin. Just 
disappointed we couldn't lake up her invite 
to stop by. John's Island sounds like an SBC 
satellite for sure Julie Mills Jacobson 
visited there with her only sister. Julie is in- 
volved with the Big Fund Drive, and still hard 
at work with the College-Univ. Resource In- 
stitute, planning a study tour to England in 
Sept. Inquiries are welcome! Unfortunately 
we're already booked lor a trip in that direc- 
tion - just minutes after a big 70th birthday 
celebration for David, that has consumed my 
spring, happily. All our kinder slated to 
come, and plenty of family and friends. Birth- 
day, May 15. English departure. May 19. 
David still preaches in Tunis Mills Chapel, 
a neat congregation, 

Betty Avery Duff and Frank have 
moved to Lookout Mountain, after all of her 
life in the same area. One son nearby, an- 
other in CA, writing. Their daughter has 
moved to Rye, NY, from Manhattan, where 
our 2, Sarah and Mary, still reside. Sarah's 
Mercer Street Bookstore continues to ex- 
pand, and Mary '78 is plugging into the field 
of free-lance photography, shooting scenes 
from Scotland to Czechoslovakia. Leiia 
Barnes Cheatham and Jake continue their 
travel pattern with Sea Island, Maritime 
Canada, and Boston already under their belts 
this year. And true to form, Cappy Price 
Bass and Bruce have been to France 
(Barbara Hill aboard), Holland, Belgium. S. 
Africa, all sandwiched in with Delray de- 
lights. I missed her in these parts in Aug. 
when I was out visiting our daughter Rosalie 
on their houseboat in Sausalito. She and 
John now have moved into their first little 
home in Mill Valley, CA. Can't wait to see it! 
Hel Davis Wohlers saw Tutti Hall 
Peckham in Nashville where the latter 
hangs her hat - as volunteer, tennis and golf 
player when they're not traveling. Hel still 
walks on foreign soil - Portugal last fall, In- 
dia and Nepal after that, so should be in good 
shape for biking along the Danube! She 
(still) heads the Brevard Friends of Library 
and loves their summer Music Center. She'd 
also seen Jean Moores McCulloch at 
Lake Lure. Jean rang recently. Always so 
grateful for your generous contribution to the 
Fund. She's doing a great job. They've been 
south, with stays in FL and NC, Betty Healy 
Cutler and Gordon are making up for lost 
lime enjoying CA, Canada, Mexico, and Wl. 
All of which beats all of those trips to the 
hospital! They even went to Gordon's 60th 
Reunion at Exeter! Hedy Edwards Daven- 
port has joined the 70 Club. Her offspring 
surprised her, but good! She, too, has sold 
the big house (to a daughter), and is build- 
ing on a fabulous sounding site nearby. 
Weather hasn't cooperated, but chairing 
Hunter Museum auction (again) has kept her 
out of trouble. There's a family outing to AK 
on the books for this summer. Grands now 
range in age from 2 yrs. to a college jr. Lib 
Hicks Pollard and Julian got a most ex- 
citing Christmas gift - their first grandchild, 
Alex. Congratulations! Martha Holton 



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Glessen is playing with a new computer, 
wfiich can be a bit frustrating as well as fun. 
I'm impressed, I still can't ever worl< ttie VCR 
our l<ids gave us over a year ago. Ann 
McLean Loomis reports that Gil is now 
retired and can ride the QE II with her. She's 
bool<ed for her 1 0th trip. One year castles and 
cathedrals in Kent and London, Before that 
Wales and Cotswolds (we'll be a week in 
mostly Cotswolds soon). This year it's 
mostly Scotland, Their 3 grands are in col- 
lege, the youngest in HI, where his dad is a 
Lt. Col, in the IWarine Corps. Poor Joyce 
Liwermore Faust has been laid low after 
serious back surgery, but sounds to be 
mending on schedule and we hope will have 
soon shed her brace and be able to relax at 
their northern fVII lake home, where they 
spend 6 mos. of each year. And now the big 
excitement - Ruth Longmire Wagner's 
marriage after 13 yrs, of widowhood! The 
lucky man is James IVI. Skelton, a retired 
internist with 3 married sons. Together they 
boast 17 grandchildren. That even beats 
Hedy! I haven't seen Ruth since the General 
Convention ol the Episcopal Church in 
Houston years ago. Those Briarites really 
knew how to roll out the red carpet. It was 
great fun for me Irene McDonnell Hill is 
working up to finding a smaller house. They 
go away for 3 mos, of winter and 3 mos, ol 
summer Pan! Matton Luckett is back in 
Louisville after her Naples scjourn. Only 1 6 
at SBC luncheon there this year. But good 
lellowship! Cappy and Bruce had been 
in Naples and also Joan Darby West and 
Cliff, whom we have enjoyed having 
near-by in Chestertown. 

Alice Nicolson Mcllvaine and Bob 
have their boat on the market, so will char- 
ter now and have plans for cruises in the 
Pacific Northwest, We just missed them in 
Seal Harbor last summer. Their daughter in 
Kenya is working with wildlife and conser- 
vation, and son graduating in architecture 
from UCLA Jean Ridler Fahrenbach, 
still feeling the loss of her husband, to which 
Lite Bell can relate, I know. Jean's engineer 
son is living with her and busy learning 
Slovak so he can communicate with his 
girlfriend's family. Jean saw her grand- 
daughter swim (takes alter her mother) in the 
New England Masters in VT where daughter 
works for IBM. I suspect she's in Burlington 
area where our son Tyler is now full time 
grad, student at the U of VT in Historic 
Preservation, Jean's other daughter is on a 
fellowship at the U ol MA Health Center in 
Worcester, Life Bell's son and family live 
in Staunton, and the 3 daughters are all in 
Richmond. She feels fortunate to have all 
close by and enjoyed a trip to Seattle with 2 
ol her girls visiting family. They then had a 
gorgeous motor trip through Victoria, 
Vancouver, Banff and Lake Louise. Inciden- 
tally, Lite shares a grandson at W&L with 
Libby Lancaster Washburn Rang Jodie 
Morgan Hartman. She's busy with Dames 
luncheon, garden club, and traveling all over 
the place with Jim. We missed them by min- 
utes (well, day or 2) in Fl, and hear they had 
a great time on the Delta Queen. They're 
coming east with a group to see Barnes 



Collection in DC, look in on Ade Jones 
Voorhees and Coerte on the Northern Neck 
(Ade and Coerte had a meal with Anne 
Dickson Jordan and Chick at some point) 
before touring in the Charlottesville area. 
Anyway, wonder if they were on the same 
SBC Delta Queen cruise that Chickie 
Chidester Heywood enioyed so much. 
Chickie reports 2 more granddaughters, one 
in Boston and one in Allentown, PA - with a 
running total of 5 boys and 5 girls. The 
YMCA, United Way, and church vestry still 
keep her busy Elizabeth Zulick Reuter 
wishes our 50th could be in the fall in her 
PA hills where foliage is so glorious. Maybe 
a mini there sometime? In the tall Zu remi- 
nisces about the apples Diddy Gaylord 
Thompson's dad always sent. 

At the moment Zu's a bit limited with a 
broken ankle and cracked rib. She had 5 
wonderful weeks skiing in CO first! She and 
Don have 5 grands! Now I think we have a 
FIRST in our class Sarah Temple Moore 
and Tom are great-grandparents, thanks to 
son Tom III. And, if I have this all straight, 
Tom Ill's mother was priested at Trinity 
Church, Boston the same weekend the baby 
arrived! Sarah and Tom still selling art. Now 
includes portraits as well. They, too, travel. 
Islamorada, St. Martin's - and Sarah enjoys 
bridge with Mil Carothers Heath, Hilda, 
and Ave whenever they're all in residence, 

I'll close on a sad note. Mary Kritser 
Miller died 5/10/92. We remember seeing 
George and Mary in a garage in the Rockies 
the year we drove our family west in a rented 
camper some 20 plus years ago. We remem- 
ber George also from our meetings at Epis- 
copal Church General Conventions. Our 
sympathy to her family. 



1949 



President: Fritzie Duncombe Millard 
Secretaries: Betty Wellford Bennett, 
Kitty Hart Belew 
Fund Agent: Mary Fran Brown Ballard 

We were distressed to learn of the death 
of our classmate, Betty Bean Black, on 3- 
30-92. Our deepest sympathy to her family 
and also to Brantley Lamberd Boiling 
and her family on the death of her husband, 
Stuart, on 2-8-93 Fritzie Duncombe 
Millard's mother died in Winnetka, IL last 
Nov, at the age of 96, Fritzie planned to move 
to Carmel, CA early in 1993 to be near her 
daughter and son. Sad news from Vidmer 
Megginson Downing that her husband, 
George, has suffered a stroke and partial 
paralysis. They are now living in Daphne, AL 
and enjoying nature on the eastern shore of 
Mobile Bay. 

What fun it was to have the $35,000,000 
Campaign Kickoff in Richmond in Sept. 
1992! Kitty Hart Belew, Bunny Barnett 
Brown, Libby Trueheart Harris. Betty 
Wellford Bennett, Marie Musgrove 
McCrone, Caroline Casey McGehee, 
Margaret Towers Talman, Jean Tay- 
lor and Ann Eustis Weimer had a great 



time at the festivities. Just two weeks later, 
our Outstanding Alumna, Bunny Barnett 
Brown, was recognized at Sweet Briar. 
Proud classmates attending that were Mary 
Fran Brown Ballard, Kitty Hart Belew, 
Betty Wellford Bennett, Alice Trout 
Hagan, Libby Trueheart Harris, Mary 
Virginia Grigsby Mallett, Marie 
Musgrove McCrone, Peggy Cromwell 
Taliaferro, Jean Taylor, Judy Baldwin 
Waxter, Stevie Stevens Webb, and 
Ann Eustis Weimer. What an exciting and 
memorable occasion to share in Bunny's 
dedication to the college! 

Bunny and Alice attended the Ewald Lec- 
tures on Native Americans at the College in 
preparation tor taking the "Bunny Hop" to 
Arizona in April, Bunny was the tour guide 
for Alice, Patsy Davin Robinson, and 
former Alumnae Director, Ann Morrison 
Reams and her husband. The Bunny Hop 
planned to see Ann Henderson Bannard 
while in the Tucson area. Bunny's earlier 
travels took her to John's Island, FL where 
she and Libby Trueheart Harris (also a 
winter resident) entertained Lindsay Coon 
Robinson. Lindsay had talked to Bertie 
Pew Baker in Nova Scotia who said she 
doesn't get back to the States as often as 
she'd I ike. We al I hope she gets back for our 
45th reunion in '94. Sally Ayres Shroyer 
reports a fabulous trip to China. Her hus- 
band, Lou, got along just fine in spite of a 
previous knee replacement and a heart prob- 
lem Jean Taylor may just be the traveler 
of the year with a 3-wk, trip to Vienna. 
Budapest and Prague, and a 6-wk. trip to 
New Zealand. Australia, and Papua, New 
Guinea. In May, she is off to Scotland, Wales 
and London Ellen Ramsay Clark and 
husband. Ken, celebrated their 40th anniver- 
sary by taking their family (11 in all) to 
Snowmas. CA for a week of skiing. In April, 
Ellen and Ken went to Sea Island, GA and to 
FL for golf Margaret Towers Talman 
and Carter had a grand trip to central Europe, 
including Yugoslavia, Czech and Austria in 
the fall of '92, In Jan. she met Polly 
Plummer Mackie, and Ruthie Garret 
Preucel in NYC for a bit of theater and 
catching up. Ruthie continues her decent 
work at the U. of PA Museum. She had vis- 
ited her son, Bob, in Cambridge, Eng. where 
he is on sabbatical from Harvard. Judy 
Easley Mak and Dayton had 2 wonderful 
weeks in France 9/92. Judy continues to 
work hard at selling real estate in Washing- 
ton, She enjoys having her daughter, Holly, 
and her family in Washington. Ann Fiery 
Bryan and Dick had a grand trip to Austra- 
lia They enjoy having their daughter. Posey 
and her family living in Charlottesville. 
Carter VanDeventer Slatery recovered 
from the Blizzard of '93 in Knoxville by go- 
ing to her home in Hilton Head. Carter and 
Herbert enjoy their 5 grandchildren, Larry 
Lawrence Simmons continues at Trinity 
School in Midland, TX, where the enrollment 
reached 500 in '92, June Eager Finney 
enjoys her watercolor classes in Baltimore. 
Among her classmates is the daughter of 
"Mama and Pappa" George of Amherst fame. 
Preston Hodges Hill and Gene had a great 



trip to Wales. England and France in the Fall 
of '92 and came home to plan the wedding 
of daughter, Ginny, in Denver, Daughter, 
Margaret is back in Denver now. In March, 
the Hills and Katie Cox Reynolds and Phil 
were together for some winter tun, Kay 
Bryan Edwards has retired as the president 
of her family foundation and is now involved 
with Urban Ministry, Habitat, the symphony 
and the opera in Greensboro, She hopes to 
do some more traveling. Alice Dulaney 
Sheridan continues in real estate, but takes 
time off to visit her children, Alice sees Nell 
Boushall Steed on occasion. Nell is a 
buyer for Thornal Expedition Outfitters in 
Winter Haven. FL Mimi Semmes Dann 
has made a name tor herself in Memphis, 
TN. in functional and decorative ceramics. 
Both Margaret Towers Talman and 
Alice Hagan Trout are proud owners of 
some of her work. Roselise Holmes 
Wilkinson is still practicing medicine - 
working with brain-injured children. She 
enjoys her 5 grandchildren, Rosie reports 
that her sister. Josie Holmes is well and 
living on Cape Cod. Doreen Davis Grove 
has retired from her many years of civic in- 
volvement in Greater Cincinnati and enjoys 
being free to travel to their home in Rockport, 
MA in the summer, Caroline Casey 
McGehee enjoyed a week in the Barbados 
in Feb. with Coleman and her children. She 
and Coleman look forward to the Sweet Briar 
trip to northern Italy in May, Caroline con- 
tinues to collect miniature books and is a 
trustee of the Blue Ridge School and the 
Prestwould Foundahon. 

Carolyn Cannady Evans sends news 
of her 8 grandchildren - 6 girls and 2 boys 
- all charming, of course. She finds her work 
with Big Brothers-Big Sisters fascinating and 
challenging, Anne Bush Train's son. Kent, 
is an architect in Charlottesville, His home 
and family were featured in Southern Living. 
July. 1 992. Now that Anne has a VA connec- 
tion, we hope this will lead her back to 
Sweet Briar for our 45th reunion, Marie 
Musgrove McCrone and Richard had a 
great trip to Portugal and the Madeira Is- 
lands. In July, Marie and Richard will attend 
Bible School in Wisconsin and then to Hous- 
ton to welcome Marie's 7th grandchild. Dot 
Bottom Duffy is approaching the end of a 
5 yr. restoration of a late Victorian sea 
captain's house in Hampton, The house, 
built in the 1890's, will be open for Garden 
Week this April. Dot's husband John's "Time 
and Remembrance" written tor the 50th an- 
niversary of Pearl Harbor, will be presented 
at Carnegie Hall in May. Dot had an unex- 
pected and delightful visit with June Eager 
Finney and Bill at the Chesapeake Bay 
Foundation meeting in Annapolis, Sue 
Corning Mann and her husband moved 
into a new home on land they owned across 
from their former house. It's on an extended 
cape, and was built by her 2 sons and is 
beautiful! Kitty Hart Belew's oldest daugh- 
ter will be married 6/12. With only 3 mos. 
notice, Kitty has kept pretty busy this spring! 

In late April. Patti Levi Barnett, Betty 
Wellford Bennett, Carolyn Cannady 
Evans, Jackie Jacobs Letters, MimI 



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Powell Leonard, Sally Legg 
DeMartine, Jackie Tappen Kern, Jean 
Taylor, and Ann Eustis Weimer gathered 
at "The River" (in reality Dividing Creel<) near 
Kilmarnock, VA for another of their "mini- 
reunions" - mini In size only, not in fun and 
frolics and some sightseeing, and w/ould 
you believe, the group ran into Libby 
Trueheart Harris quite by accident! Mary 
Virginia Grigsby Mallett opened a coun- 
seling office, "Affirmations, Inc." 10/92. She, 
too, was on campus for the Evirald Lectures 
which she reported as being really Impres- 
sive. She found the new Alumnae House to 
be beautiful Judy Baldwin Waxter and 
Bill attended a reading by fVlary Oliver, Sweet 
Briar's poet-in-residence They were much 
Impressed by her images and wisdom. "How 
fortunate the students at Sweet Briar are to 
have her at the College," said Judy Pal 
Brown Boyerand husband, Jean, will be 
in Minneapolis In June for the wedding of 
their son, Jean Maurice to Heather Braun. In 
early March, Betty Wellford Bennett, 
Kitty Hail Belew and Margaret Towers 
Talman spent a delightful time In MS on the 
Natchez Pilgrimage. This was quite an ex- 
perience for us Virginians who found the 
homes and architecture so different from that 
which we are accustomed. 

These are our last class notes before our 
45th reunion at Sweet Briar in May 1994. 
Make your plans NOW to be among those 
who return for this event. Mary Fran 
Brown Ballard will be heading Reunion 
Gifts. "Y'AII Come." 



1953 



President: Mary Kimball Grier 

Class Secretary: Isabel Grayson 

Parish 

Fund Agent: Virginia Hudson Toone 

Bless you: They were all there waiting for 
me. ..a hefty response to my pleas for news, 
scrapbook questionnaires and pictures. Hav 
and I were away for our longest trip, 2 mos., 
to Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesian 
Islands and winding up with 2 weeks in 
Bhutan; I was worried about my class notes 
deadline, scrapbook assembling etc know- 
ing on our return I'd only have a week to do 
it. A little like cramming for exams 40 yrs. 
ago. So, just like the young girl of long ago, 
I locked myself up in my own private "Com- 
mons" (the laundry room), and with a pot of 
hot coffee sat down to the typewriter and 
accomplished the task. 

When you read this, 40th Reunion will 
have come and gone. I'm excited about see- 
ing many of you and re-connecting with the 
sweetness of past memories. The magic of 
Sweet Briar still enfolds, doesn't it? 

The funniest card came from MA 
Mellen Root. Rita Hayworth in bathing suit 
and MA'S comment "You will recognize me 
by the same old bathing suit, yes, I still have 
it. I just can't get Into it!" MA and John had 
just returned from the Keys and stopped In 
Naples to visit Edie Norman Wombwell 



and George at their winter retreat. Sadly, EdIe 
will miss reunion - they must go to Aspen 
early to get the garden going, the growing 
season is so short! Edie was In LA tor a son's 
emergency surgery the same week as the 
Rodney King riots. Her Jackson Hole son is 
going to Siberia on a grant from the GoreTex 
Co. to explore and chart white water rivers. 
Edie and George will be in Aspen until Oct. 
and welcome visitors who don't like to be 
wailed on! Nan Locke Rosa and her 
daughter, Mary Nelms (SBC 84), donated a 
marvelous picture of SBC students, class of 
28, to the new Alumnae House In memory 
of mother and grandmother, Mary Nelms 
Locke '28. The picture was found in Nan's 
father's effects when he died in '91 . Nan, still 
a travel agent, with husband Frank, cruised 
from NY to Montreal last Oct. They also at- 
tended her 45th h.s. reunion in Philadelphia. 
A lovely note from Betty Behlen Stone, 
whom I've not seen since college days, 
brought me up to date. After attending the 
first few reunions, her life changed drasti- 
cally, she was divorced, moved to TX, had a 
demanding |ob and 2 girls to raise. After she 
and Bill Stone married, reunion always fell 
on the same week-end in May that he had a 
major market In his business at the Apparel 
Mkt. Now that he's retired, she plans to be 
with us for the 40th. Her life is good with a 
wonderful husband, 2 great daughters and 
3 gorgeous grandchildren. She enjoys sell- 
ing real estate a few days a week. Their trav- 
els have taken them to Europe and the Far 
East Katty Turner Mears and Kirk 
Tucker Clarkson will room together in 
Chicago tor the Garden Club of America 
Annual meeting in 5/93. Kirk hopes to see 
Midge Chase Powell in Winnetka when 
she (Kirk) visits her Paris roommate there. 
Kirk Is busy with boards of Chrysler Mu- 
seum, Nature Conservancy, GCA committee 
and Norfolk's Historic houses. Husband Jack 
presented her with her very own 20 gauge 
shot gun for her 60th birthday. Just what she 
always wanted. Kirk adds! As lor Katty, I was 
unhappy to learn she won't be at reunion. 
She's been traveling, to Los Cabos, Baja, 
MX, and then to Georgetown, Exuma, Baha- 
mas, on a sailboat for 10 days. Midge, still 
selling real estate in the North Shore area of 
Chicago, has enjoyed an outstanding suc- 
cess. A news clipping featured a whole page 
on Midge, headlined "Jean Wright Real Es- 
tate Congratulates Midge Powell, Leader in 
Sales for 1992. 7 Million sold in first 6 
months!" In the center of the page Is a large 
picture of our Midge, smiling, and looking 
as young and pretty as she was at SBC! 
Midge writes that all their children are now 
married and 2 work with her Bill In the fam- 
ily business. Travel, 2 grandsons, 2 golden 
retrievers, aerobics and golf keep her busy. 
Good to hear from my old roommate, Liz 
Gibson Brooks. Her daughter, Elizabeth, 
graduated from Vanderbilt, lives and works 
in Atlanta and Liz had a great visit with Vir- 
ginia Dunlap Shelton while visiting there. 
Liz's son, Steve, In Dallas TX, will present 
her and George with their first grandchild In 
Aug. Nice trips tor Liz and George Include 
Italy last March and Scotland in July where 



they joined friends for a golf playing tour in 
England, winding up at the British Open. 
Fun! Ginny Shelton and Tom, with 3 other 
couples had a marvelous trip to Australia and 
NZ with lots of hiking and nature apprecia- 
tion. Only 1 of their 3 sons is married and 
he has 2 little girls and lives in Atlanta. We'll 
miss Janie Dawson Mudwilder at re- 
union but she promises to be with us next 
time. She sold Anchorage House and moved 
Into a ranch style, still has a garden and 
too much room for 1, Her 2 sons married 
this year, in Hilton Head and Louisville. 
Josephine Wells Rodgers also will not 
make reunion because her youngest son, 
Charlie, Is marrying 5/30 In Dallas. She and 
Tom enjoy retirement, dividing their time be- 
tween Houston and the Ranch In So. Texas. 
They added a large pony and small cart to 
the Ranch menagerie for their 2 grand- 
daughters. A trip to the beach with all the 
grandchildren will prevent Janie Pieper 
Meredith and Bill from joining us at re- 
union Dolly Wallace Hartman moved 
her studio to another spot in downtown 
Charleston, WV. This one has Gothic win- 
dows! Here she does portraits and has 
classes. She and Jack went to Greece to visit 
daughter, Mary who is taking a semester of 
her Jr. year In Athens. Any classmates who 
get to Lake Tahoe resort area, please call 
Anne Green Stone (Kim). (702)782-7515. 
She and John, when not busy minding the 
farm and loafing and Irrigating on the ranch, 
or travelling to British Columbia to buy a 
stallion, are usually at home and would wel- 
come guests. A single spaced typed card 
from Ginger Timmons Ludwick was 
crammed with news. Her Dave will take early 
retirement from Hughes Aircraft in Sept. and 
Ginger's real estate office merged with Pru- 
dential California Realty resulting In big 
changes for her and a big upturn in CA ac- 
tivity. Her fingers remain in many pies with 
board memberships on DAR, Bel Air Garden 
Club and the Philharmonic and she just fin- 
ished 2 terms as Acquisitions Chairman for 
Costume Council of the LA Museum of Art! 
She and Dave enjoyed a wintry weekend In 
Yosemite and the next one at Emerald Bay 
with 80-degree weather. Only in CA! Cinnie 
Moorhead McNair and Norm visited with 
June Arata Pickett and Bob in San Anto- 
nio last Nov. The NcNaIrs are busy visiting 
their 3 sons and their 6 grandchildren as well 
as doing a bit of fun travelling in the states. 
June and Bob have retired and moved to FL, 
Her new address Is 1 1 1 River Oak Dr., Vero 
Beach FL, 32963. She still loves to tennis 
and swim and hopes to take up golf. A pic- 
ture for the scrapbook shows 4 adorable 
grands Mary Stagg Hamblett still works 
at Continuing Education Dept. in CT and 
when Ken retires in the fall they'll travel then. 
She made the final college payment for the 
last grad. Brooks, 5/93! Their daughter, 
Marian Is married and teaches and coaches 
crew nearby. Dear Nan O'keeffe is work- 
ing 3 part time jobs and Is excited over leas- 
ing a new condo which gives her more room 
alter 22 years In her old apt. Enjoying the 
flexibility of retirement, Anne Joyce 
Wyman and Joseph commute weekly be- 



tween Quoque and NY and travel to Europe 
often. Daughter Anneke is at INSEAD in 
Fontalnbleu and will graduate in July with 
her MBA Sally Wemple Codman can't 
join us at reunion because May is the busi- 
est time In real estate in CT. Her son Daniel 
loves the South, especially SC so she'll have 
more excuses to return there. Will miss see- 
ing her Shirley Rankin Dumesnil and Ed 
announce the news of a new granddaughter 
who joins 2 others as possible supporters 
of SBC in the dim future #4 is expected In 
May Maggie Graves McClung Is clos- 
ing their retail store. She says their boys 
"have sawdust In their veins and only want 
to operate the mill (which means architec- 
tural woodwork and casework)." She and 
Dave expect to be retired soon. Still In NH 
where they finally had a good winter for ski- 
ing, Dickie Wellborn Hopper and Dave 
are busier then they'd like to be with church, 
library. Hospice, WWII Army Reunion and 
their family of 5 children and 11 1/2 grand- 
children. Their daughter, Debbie, has been 
In Cambodia with a UN team relocating relu- 
gees prior to free elections In May. In June, 
Dickie will go to Romania with a missions 
team for 2 weeks. Note a change In her ad- 
dress: P.O. Box 131 , Wllmot Flat NH, 03287- 
0131 Sallie Gayle Beck Is still In the 
costume jewelry business with her husband 
Doug. She helped her daughter Gayle move 
to Buffalo and their son Rob lives in KC 
again. She closes with "One ol these years 
we're going to move Irom Chicago's winters 
to some place warmer!" In Atlanta, Janey 
Yoe Duggan writes about her girls. Randi 
is expecting #1 in May in VA Beach, Wendl, 
class of 81 , is a travel agent In Atlanta and 
Jane is Asst. Prof Anesthesiology at Emory. 
When Jane is not playing tennis, gardening 
or antiquing, she and John are baby sitting 
a 6 yr, old grandson. Taking the SBC tour of 
Italy In May are Anne Elliott Caskie, hus- 
band Challen and Kitty Guerrant Fields. 
They'll wind up at reunion following the trip. 
News from our St. Andrews Exchange stu- 
dent, Nancy Goldie McTaggart Husband 
Mac still works for Ministry of Defence In 
London and she enjoys grandmothering. A 
quote Irom her letter: "Ellie Jane, latest and 
#4, was born to our younger daughter, 
Isabel, on Election Day..,a bit of a panic and 

2 1/2 months early, but now doing well!" 
Daughter Kate, St. Andrews Exchange 77-78, 
Is taking a 2 yr. teacher training course 
at King Alfred's College, Winchester. Inter- 
preter, translator, writer. Mart Black 
Jordan lives in Mexico in the winter, Santa 
Fe in the summer. She is "stumbling through 
Mozart and Bach with an Incredibly patient 
piano teacher, writing, eternally studying (the 
curse of a liberal arts education)!" She has 

3 children, Stephanie, P. Colebrook, and 
Robert and a granddaughter, 9. The WVA 
country household of Lynne Kerwin 
Byron and Jamie includes 4 horses, a tiny 
pony, 4 cats, 2 labrador retrievers and nu- 
merous children and grandchildren at vari- 
ous times. The Blizzard of the Century 
snowed them in and Lynne wrote that they 
managed to climb through the snow to the 
barn to feed the horses and cats, but couldn't 



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gel to the bird feeders. Ttiere were several 
tiundred birds hopping around looking very 
annoyed. This Alabamian cannot imagine! In 
Tampa. Fl. Carol Exnicios Tucker enioys 
sailing, tennis, gardening, mlei colors, 
reading, walking, traveling. In Naples, 
Carolyn Tolbert Smith and John own an 
apt., and also a ranch in southern OK In ad- 
dition to their main home in Atlanta. Her ac- 
tivities include tennis, Spanish and church 
work. Jane Perry Liles and George still 
have a house at Grandfather IVIt. in NC and 
love to ski. She loves grandmothering and 
volunteering. Anne King Dietrich and 
Beau have 4 children and 5 beautiful and 
brilliant (of course!) grandchildren. Anne is 
a Docent at National Cathedral and an 
avid indoor gardener with nearly 100 
houseplants. In Statesvllle, NC, Harriette 
Hodges Andrews is hiking, canoeing, raft- 
ing, and playing with a band, "Front Porch 
Strings". Both children live in CA. With 
Henry retired, Gloria Rawls Askew enioys 
traveling the western US, Alaska and Hilton 
Head. When asked "Are you doing now what 
you expected you'd be doing years after 
graduation?", Janet Martin Birney an- 
swered, "No, not at all. I went into kinder- 
garten teaching and ended up In the retail 
business". She's just retired as a former 
Book Store owner, and lives in Wellesley M^ 
with Scott, a retired Wellesley professor. Still 
(since 72) a School Board member and run- 
ning for 8th term, Flo Pye Apy prefers be- 
ing at their summer cottage In Haddam CT 
playing bridge. With all 5 children married, 
Nancy Ord Jackson works with a home- 
bound child through the school system 1 day 
a week, and works with a peace and justice 
group 2 days a week. Sara Ironmonger 
Greer is an Elder In the Presbyterian Church 
in Norfolk and into "garden clubs, book 
clubs, my children and grandchildren". An- 
other good Presbyterian. Cathy Munds 
Storek Is a Deacon in her church in Tuc- 
son. She and Ben enjoy travel to Europe and 
l\/lexico. Enclosed for the Scrapbook Is a 
darling picture of the Grier family In Ama- 
rillo, TX, when Mary Kimball Grier and 
Bos' son married Sloan Kennedy, a Hollins 
grad. I^yiary and Bos have 3 children, no 
grandchildren yet. Our free lance artist. 
Connie Werly Wakelee loves watercol- 
ors. and stays busy with family, working on 
scholarship programs, garden clubs. Arts 
Center and church. Donna Anderson 
Mullens and Dave are farming in Clarksdale 
MS. Donna taught school for 6 years and 
now works in a small Boutique. She teaches 
Bible class, enjoys Duplicate Bridge, and she 
and Dave vacation in IVIexIco often. A Physi- 
cist in St. Louis, working for E.G.& G. Vactec. 
Ginnie Hudson Toone enjoys woodwork- 
ing, arts and crafts, tennis, skiing and hik- 
ing. Asked. "With which classmates do you 
still keep in touch?", GInnle replies: "As fund 
agent, I can touch them all!" Such a beauti- 
ful remark made by Patty Tighe Walden 
In the questionnaire What is your fondest 
memory of SBC? "Beauty, serenity, wonder- 
ful friends, learning so much and the won- 
derful innocence even the most worldy of us 
had in those long-ago. simpler times. I loved 



(and still do) SBC. my Ivory Tower years." 
Buying, fixing, selling antiques and col- 
lectibles, Kay Amsden lives in Rochester, 
NH, Is a retired professor at UNH, and en- 
joys a lake retreat in Fitzwilllam. NH. Sug 
Cantey Patton and Pat enioy having their 
children and grandchildren nearby In Atlanta 
and l\/lontgomery. Sug is involved in numer- 
ous church activities, gardening, and beach 
trips. Be sure to catch the excellent article In 
the spring '93 alumnae magazine, an address 
in the Presidential Speaker Series by the 
Honorable Dale Hutter Harris. Dale is the 
Chief Judge. Juvenile and Domestic Rela- 
tions District Court in Lynchburg. VA. The 
article addresses child abuse and violence. 
We all congratulate members of the family 
of Betty Bentsen Winn on the appoint- 
ment of Betty's brother. Lloyd as Treasury 
Secretary of the US. In another recognition. 
Betty enclosed a photo of Gov. Clements 
(TX) giving the Texas Hall of Fame Award to 
family members in honor of her father. Lloyd 
Bentsen. Sr Eleanor Johnson Ashby Is 
grieving because closing retreat (or Leader- 
ship Jacksonville conflicts with reunion and 
her presence is required there. Their son 
Linden, and his wife Susan, In Sherman 
Oaks CA are not rich and famous yet, but are 
getting better and better parts on TV. Daugh- 
ter Baba and her husband Pete are both on 
the faculty of the Taft School in Watertown, 
CT. Closer to home are Tracy and Stuart, just 
a few blocks away where Tracey has 2 
children's shops. Eleanor enjoys going to the 
Atlanta Apparel Ivlarket with her. 

I was sad to hear from Alissa Peters, 
daughter of Faith Catlin Peters, that Faith 
had had a stroke 5/92. She Is recovering at 
home with her family and doing fairly well 
with only a slight memory loss. Alissa said 
it would cheer her considerably if anyone 
should care to write: Mrs. Robert H. Peters, 
5 Benedict Rd., Staten Is, NY 10304-1201. 
Further sad news of the death of Virginia 
Robb, date unknown. Her name will be read 
at the Alumnae Memorial Service at Reunion 
next year. The last card is a Mystery 
Card....no name, few clues. It reads: "Hi Izzie: 
I had thought I might be at SBC for reunion, 
but instead I'm oft to San Jose, CA. I con- 
tinue refurbishing my 1 8th home and work- 
ing full time, now at RPI. Sterling was sold 
out to Kodak and moved to Phila., but I 
wouldn't give up my home, so accepted a job 
with publications at RPI." Anybody want to 
solve it? I will end on a personal note. Treat 
yourself to a trip to Viet Nam and learn that 
it is a delightful country, not just a war. To 
more adventuresome souls, note this: 
Bhutan remains the most Isolated, well- 
preserved and unknown country in the world. 
It harbors an atmosphere of peace and 
friendship. Is set amongst the most impres- 
sive scenery In the world, and Is the closest 
approach to the Himalayan Shangrlla. Go 
before it Is spoiled. My 12 grandchildren 
sometimes wonder who their grandmother 
Is. but certainly she must be a sporty one! 
Thanks for supporting me in my efforts as 
class secretary. It has been a delightful task 
for me. When you love something, it's never 
hard. Sweet Briar, Sweet Briar, Flower Fair! 



1957 



President: Carol (Kim) McMurtry 

Fowler 

Secretary: Marjorie Whitson Aude 

Fund Agent: Anne Wilson Rowe 

Reunion last year was rainy and cool, 
but otherwise great. In with a list of all your 
addresses, the Alumnae Office enclosed 
some old notes telling why some of you were 
not going to get to reunion, but don't let it 
happen again! I am doing this from my 
daughter's computer in Delaware. Her little 
one was very sick In an ICU, so I came to 
help out, but things are looking up now. Fritz 
and I had 3 new grandchildren from last Aug. 
through Feb., making 7 in all. Our young- 
est, Mark, graduates from MIT In May. It was 
great to finally send off the last tuition check 
in Jan.! We are now taking steps to sell at 
least the core portion of our farm and let Fritz 
be somewhat retired. With kids In 6 states, 
we want to travel and do more square danc- 
ing, plus tend his young black walnut 
plantings. Jane Best Wehland visited 
here, reporting a married son in Evanston IL 
and a new granddaughter living nearby 

Jane Campbell Englerts daughter 
Anne was married in Watertown NY in the 
midst of the Blizzard of '93 and couldn't get 
home for a week or so to Pittsburgh. They 
plan to relocate to wherever Anne can find a 
teaching job. Anna (Chips) Chao Pal had 
a new granddaughter. Leanna. born 4/3 
whom Chips already knew was gorgeous 
and brilliant. What else? Chips is now the 
senior member of the Biology Dept. at 
Montclair State College, and was on sabbati- 
cal In the spring doing research at Roche 
Institute of Molecular Biology. Virginia 
Marks Paget is with the Nettering Foun- 
dation In Dayton. A Foundation meeting In 
Hungary prevented her from coming to re- 
union. She was to visit Prague and Vienna 
first, and the meeting was to be on building 
an Infrastructure for democracy through pro- 
moting deliberation on public issues. Wow! 
She was trying to recall Dr. Masur's Eastern 
European history class. 

Elaine Dies Colmer writes from 
Memphis about enjoying her work at an 
English antique shop, and her son John's 
wonderful new restaurant. Bistro 122, with 
daughter Ruth as hostess. Dot Duncan 
Hodges planned travel to Turkey for 2 
weeks, where less-than-pertect legs will be 
covered. She claims her friends are all as 
blind as she, but they all look great. She sent 
apologies In Nov. over the newly elected NC 
Senator, Loch Faircloth, who would make 
Jesse Helms look great! Diane Duffield 
Wood spent reunion time awaiting the stork 
In both Ohio and Texas, for a total of 7 
grandchiloren. A Dec. family reunion for 15 
at Disneyland was loads of tun, followed 
by Christmas in Dallas and 2 weeks in 
Acapulco. Duffy planned to stay with Babs 
Falge Openshaw In late March for h.s. 
40th reunion in Wash. DC, then a trip in July 
to Alaska. She sent her congratulations on 



our great financial showing at reunion. Babs 
wrote of many Garden Club responsibilities. 
5 grands in the area, plus one son in the 
Navy In San Francisco to see by June. 

Suzanne Gipson Farnham writes 
from Baltimore that she has written a book. 
Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Com- 
munity, which sold 5000 copies and is now 
out in a Revised Edition. This has been com- 
bined with 5 years of immersion In the Chris- 
tian Vocation Program, training leaders etc. 
During that time she and Barney also re- 
stored a 150-year-old house in a national 
historic neighborhood, married off 3 out of 
4 children, welcomed a granddaughter, and 
saw Barney undergo radical experimental 
cancer treatment. He's seemingly OK now. 
Several classmates reported the death of 
Byrd Stone '56 on campus, among them 
Nancy Godwin Baldwin Nancy raved 
about the SBC tour of the Mississippi and 
the Civil War Campaign In boat, the Delta 
Queen, and beautiful new Alumnae Office 
quarters in newly renovated Boxwood. Ninie 
Laing wrote that SBC won't be the same 
without Byrd, and I can surely believe that. 
Ninie gave a lecture at the National Gallery 
in Washington in Feb. entitled "Ladies. Lit- 
eracy, and the Apocalypse: English Gothic 
Manuscripts," through an invitation due to 
Lynn Pearson Russell '69. 

Anyone with access to Got/me/ maga- 
zine (4/93 issue) can read on page 222 about 
Uncle Billy's Bakery, where apparently 
Sydney Graham Brady spends all her 
waking and possibly sleeping hours. She is 
very excited and hopes by year 2000 to make 
enough to retire on. Dagmar Halmagyi 
Yon Is also counting the years to retirement, 
from being an Investigator for the DA. chas- 
ing parents who don't pay child support. All 
3 kids are married and working on advanced 
degrees, plus there is one grandchild. Too 
bad I can't just copy her Christmas letter lor 
you. Lee Haskell Vest was |usl back Irom 
Scandinavia amid reports of improved travel 
business, and expected a second grandchild 
in June. Her grapevine said Jane Pinckney 
Hanahan had gone to St. A house at UVA 
homecoming as a very lovely cheerleader - 
no details! Char Heuer DeSerio was help- 
ing the travel business with a month in north- 
ern Italy last Oct. and a 6-wk. cruise round 
England. Ireland. Holland, Germany and 
Denmark Nannette McBurney Crowdus 
and Bill led the SB lour of China 10/92 and 
sent lavish praise for the country as well as 
the folks who organize and execute the SB 
tours. She Is on campus several times a year 
for Board of Director and Campaign Lead- 
ership duties, plus she directs 8 slates lor a 
line of designer women's clothes sold from 
homes, the Worth Collection. 

Anne McGrath Lederer moved to 
Charlottesville on the Rivanna Reservoir 
6/92 and Is trying to keep ahead of the veg- 
etation Carol (Kim) McMurtry Fowler 
finds that working for Governor Ann 
Richards in the TX Dept. of Insurance puts a 
crimp In her former traveling life, but had 
some dales set up, and hoped to lure the 
governor to SBC to speak, Betty Murden 
Michelson enjoyed reunion and is retired 



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from the law field. She plays lots of bridge 
and IVIah Jong; her son Daniel was headed 
to S. Africa for surfing! Suzie Neblett 
Stephens and family lost a beach house 
and a 27' boat to Hurricane Andrew and en- 
suing surge, but their new house held well. 
They planned a triple christening the Sat. 
before Easter for 3 new grandkids born Nov., 
Dec, Jan, , making a total of 1 - the record 
reported! Joy Peebles Massie writes of 
6 grandchildren nearby in Richmond keep- 
ing her hopping rather than having a slower 
pace at this stage. Page Phelps Coulter 
has a book of poetry out called "The 
Cowbridge at Dawn" from the Edwin IVIellon 
Press in Lewiston NY, and conducts weekly 
poetry workshops in Guilford CT. 

Susan Ragland Abrahamson and 
Jim moved to Atherton CA outside San Fran- 
cisco, but they are building a compound on 
Longboat Key in FL to accommodate her 9 
grandchildren and assorted families. She 
hopes for SB folk nearby. Jim chairs Oracle 
Corp, an international software company; 
she saw old roomie Carolyn Scott Arnold in 
HI during their frequent travels, Faye 
Rathgeber Willis still owns and operates 
A Better Trip Travel in Dallas, planning and 
leading groups to remote cultures of the 
world, lecturing to organizations and schools 
concerning these cultures. One daughter will 
be married in Aug. in Aspen, CO; there is one 
grandchild already and one on the way, 
Jane Rather Thiebaud sent short and 
long versions of her news. If you want the 
long version please send me a long SASE, 
She is working on a Ph.D. at U.IVIaine on 
Women's Studies and French with her the- 
sis topic being Catherine de Vivonne, Mar- 
quise de Rambouillet (1588-1665), who 
created and launched the first Salon in her 
home. This Salon continued for 55 years! 
Jane also tends her elderly father, does some 
French tutoring, and organizes a weekly 
gathering in Bangor at the Bagel Shop called 
Rendez-Vous, I gather for French speaking 
folk, of whom there are many in fyjaine, 
Carolyn Scott Arnold had a double hip re- 
placement (at the same time') in spring of 92 
and offers encouragement to the apprehen- 
sive via telephone, I have her number, 
Margie Scott Johnson is on the board of 
the NC Symphony and Rex Hospital, as well 
as the search committee for their new Rec- 
tor, She reports 5 grandkids. She says Baba 
Conway Deblckl and her new husband are 
at U, Kansas but doing a sabbatical at the 
Humanities Center in Raleigh, She is at The 
Rock Resort while Andy writes a book, 

Chris Smith Lowry and Britt sold their 
house on Seebrook Island near Charleston 
SC and he is retiring after 21 years of man- 
aging the conference center for the Episco- 
pal Diocese of SC, The retirement resolution 
listed numerous accomplishments. In late 
summer they were to move to Lake Lure, NC 
after a July trip to Spain and Scotland, 
Daughter Tina was expecting a second baby 
in June, Barbara Tetzlaff is still operating 
her own law practice, doing estate planning 
and tax law, as well as part time businesses 
of floral design, events planning, and per- 
sonal computer consulting! Plus she is al- 



ways seeking new challenges. Way to go! 
Carol Turner Crosthwalt does aerobics 
and biking, has 2 grandchildren in San Fran- 
cisco, and one moving from Portland to 
Cleveland OH Mary Anne Vandervoort 
Large and Bob had been to W&L Alumni 
College on the Nile Kingdoms of ancient 
Egypt, followed by a 2 1/2 wk, trip to the 
Nile and Egypt, along with several other SBC 
folk. She had also been to the excellent 
Ewald program on campus in the spring on 
"American Indian Visions." June Heard 
Wadsworth wrote that a family reunion had 
conflicted with our reunion last year - maybe 
next time! Carroll Weitzel Rivers says 
she finds SB folk all the time in her art world 
and fox hunting world; they make her proud 
to be a part of SBC. She has had bits and 
pieces of herself repaired but mostly she is 
"the same, just lower," This phrase wins a 
prize of some kind. She is the luckiest per- 
son she knows - what a great feeling. 

Anne Wilson Rowe, our class fund 
chairperson, says we are a great bunch, 
some having sent funds even before her let- 
ter came out, and she sends her thanks. She 
and Babs saw the "Greek Miracle" at the 
National Gallery together at last after 35 years 
of thinking they would get together often! 
Duffy's daughter lives near Anne, Lee 
WIttich Marrow and Paul enjoyed dinner 
with Ann and Jim Rawley while in Lincoln 
NE for a cribbage tournament in which Paul 
was playing. The Rawleys were most inter- 
ested in last year's reunion, Lee and Paul will 
be East to study the Gettysburg battleground 
in their continuing Civil War battlefield study, 
Jane Fitzgerald Treherne-Thomas 
spent 3 weeks in Oct, last year in England 
visiting family and enjoying a stay in 
Cornwall on their own; in March they visited 
friends on both FL coasts; and CA beckoned 
in May Marguerite McDanlel Wood has 
2 little granddaughters, en|oys tennis and 
flower arranging, travels whenever possible, 
and hoped to see Winterthur in May and the 
Napoleon exhibit in Memphis in June. 



1961 



President: Suzanne Seaman Berry 
Secretary: Simone Aubry 
Fund Agents: Faith Bullis Sebring, 
Julie O'NeilArnheim 

Winifred Storey Davis and husband, 
Tread, are involved in community projects 
in Atlanta in addition to Tread's law practice. 
Their sons, Frederick and Gordon, live in 
CO; their son Frank and his wife, Emily, in 
Greenville, SC, gave their daughter, Bailey 
(2), a brother, Frank Treadwell Davis IV on 
election day, 1992! Molly Pickering 
Grose "actually did go to Bali and it is in- 
credible! I just got back from India and if I 
had time and money, I would travel con- 
stantly. In my avocation as Managing Direc- 
tor of York Theatre, I saw my name on the 
title page of a Playbill - a real thrill in the 
theatrical world. In my vocation in girls' ed. 
at The Spence School in NY, I am delighted 



at the 'news' that women get a better deal in 
single-sex education - something we've 
known for 30+ years!" Spence School gradu- 
ate Simone Aubry, unemployed for 14 
mos., finally landed a job in April as Admin- 
istrative Secretary to the Supt, of the Sudbury 
Public Schools, She has a 3-minute com- 
mute to work! Her 3 cats are not so happy 
"home alone" every day! Louise Cobb 
Boggs is "looking forward to daughter 
Alice's graduation from U of AL, After a trip 
to Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti, she'll 
work for her dad in the insurance business. 
Son Jay, a soph, at U of GA, and president 
of his fraternity. Phi Delta Theta, will spend 
part of the summer in AK, John and I |ust 
work to foot the bills! We're looking forward 
to 2 wks. at Garden City Beach, SC, and our 
25th wedding anniversary!" Julia Johnson 
Chapin visited SBC in Feb, Husband Bill 
manages A. E. Edwards Investment office in 
Concord, NH and happily works the land 
around their home in Contoocook, NH, Julia 
keeps up her nursing license by working 1 - 
2 days a wk. One daughter is in CO, another 
in Boston, and their last child, a son, is a 
freshman at Babson College in Boston, 
Mary MacKenzie Shaw is Asst Director 
of Compliance at CIGNA Corp,, where she 
has worked for 20 yrs. She and husband 
James live in Simsbury, CT and have 
a house on Cape Cod, Their daughter, 
Lisa (SBC), is studying French Lit, at the 
Sorbonne, "We traveled with her last sum- 
mer and will return for a trip to Italy, joined 
by our oldest son who receives his Masters 
in Architectural Computational Design from 
Carnegie-Mellon U (PA) in May, Youngest 
son is on Dean's List in the culinary program 
at Johnson & Wales U (Providence Rl)," 
Paige Wilkerson Pruitt's son, Neil, Jr , 
is a freshman at the U of the South in 
Sewanee, TN, "Neil Sr, and I enjoy the free- 
dom, after 30 yrs, of children! I am a 'Stephen 
Minister' in our church and play duplicate 
bridge " Sandra Wilson Johnson's son, 
Ed, got his Master's in Teaching English 
(M,T,E.) and teaches in ML Pleasant, SC. 
Sandra quit work as a floral designer; she 
volunteers and enjoys a life of leisure. 
Stuart Bohannon-Evans is Acting Direc- 
tor of the Cummer Gallery of Art and Gardens 
in Jacksonville, FL, "A search is in place for 
a permanent director, but I have thoroughly 
enjoyed my second career in the Museum 
World " Nancy Coppedge Lynn's chil- 
dren, Barbara and Worth, were both married 
last year and Suzle Phillon Babcock at- 
tended one of those festive occasions. Nancy 
and her partners went to Paris on a buying 
trip for her shop 2/93 and discovered won- 
derful antiques and accessories, 

Ann Carter "Susie" Prichard Pace 
writes, "My husband, George (Tub), and I 
keep busy with real estate. I play tennis, and 
do church and American Heart Association 
volunteer work. My son and his wife made 
me grandmother of a baby girl in March, and 
one of my 3 daughters will marry this sum- 
mer. My husband's sister still lives in Am- 
herst, VA, so we visit her, and of course SBC, 
often " Mary Denny Scott Wray and 
Michael moved back to Houston but "kept 



our house in Richmond until we are sure how 
long we'll be here. In the last 10 mos,, 2 of 
my sons and one of Michael's married won- 
derful girls, Michael's only daughter gave us 
our first grandchild - a boy. Besides mov- 
ing and weddings, and choir work. Poplar 
Forest keeps me very busy and happy. If is 
a thrilling project. All go see it," Judy Greer 
Schuiz glimpsed Mary Denny at Poplar 
Forest in April. Judy juggles musical activi- 
ties and her furniture business. She taught 
piano at SBC for fall semester '92 and "was 
delighted with the upbeat mood on campus. 
I really enjoyed the students and was privi- 
leged to give a recital of my own in Oct. The 
SBC Choir, directed by Jesse Parker, sang 
at our church and represented SBC beauti- 
fully," Lynn Nalley Coates's husband is 
a Psychology Prof, at Old Dominion U. Lynn 
is a Special Educ, teacher lor Virginia Beach 
Schools and does "writing and church work 
in my spare time, spiritual journey full time," 
Oldest son, Chris, received his Ph.D in En- 
glish (8/92) at U of FL and has a son, Stuart 
(6 mos,); middle son, Thomas, an Account 
Executive with AT&T, has a daughter, Jes- 
sica (6) and another child on the way; young- 
est son, Collyn, is working and going to 
school Fritz and Suzanne Seaman Berry 
joined the 3/93 SBC trip down the Missis- 
sippi, "Fritz found some of his roots in 
Natchez; his great great aunt, Varma Howell, 
lived at the Briars and married Jefferson 
Davis there." In June, their second son, 
Hayden, is marrying Cathy Burke who will 
wear Suzanne's wedding gown. "My mother 
even preserved my 'merry widow' - remem- 
ber those?" Anne Worboys Buske's 
daughter, Dana (20), on the Dean's List at 
Cornell, is involved with "Into the Streets", 
a nationwide volunteer group, Rachel (1 5) is 
in the NHS, the All-League Soccer Team, and 
model U,N. and student government. Anne 
volunteers at Rachel's school. While on a 
college tour with husband Neil and Rachel, 
Anne visited Janna Staley Fitzgerald in 
Charlotte. Janna works part time in the 
family real estate business and is still on 
the club's tennis team. Her younger son 
graduated 1 2/92 from Rhodes College in TN, 
"In May he leaves for Egypt, Jordan, and 
Germany. I drive through SBC on my way 
to Charlottesville to visit my mother. 
It's as pretty as ever." A postcard from 
Willoughby Applegate Ansell, visiting 
England with husband John, says that 6/93 
she is moving back to her old address in NC 
from Saratoga, NY after 15 mos. and a BIG 
blizzard. Bee Newman Thayer's daugh- 
ter, Emily, and her husband live in NH and 
are very happy and working hard. Son, Bill 
(26), works for Macy's in NY, and Chris (22) 
graduates from Colby in May, 

Penny Stanton Meyer's son. Dan, 
taught environmental ed, for a yr,, then 
worked last winter at Alpine Meadows in the 
Sierras where "he finally had some real ski- 
ing." Daughter, Susannah, graduated from 
U of VT in '92 and is a management trainee 
for Talbots, Penny looks fonward to a reunion 
after many years with old roommate Sally 
Hamilton Staub in Aug. when they will 
roam NH and VT for a wk. Sally spent 2 wks. 



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in Italy 10/92 with daugtiter, Dabney wtio 
graduated 5/92 from UVa with a masters in 
Architecture and won the AIA gold medal and 
a travelling fellowship to Italy. Dabney cur- 
rently works in Charlottesville. Son, Richard, 
and family transferred to Raleigh. Sally still 
weekends at her cabin in Maggie Valley, NC, 
and markets memberships for Discovery 
Place, Inc She sees Ginger Lutz Stephen 
often. Ginger was looking for a mother-ol- 
the bride dress lor daughter Elizabeth 
Belser's (SBC '88) wedding 5/1/93. Alicia 
Laing Salisbury was elected 11/92 to a 
third 4-yr. term in the KS Senate and was ap- 
pointed Chairman, Commerce Committee 
and Vice-Chairman, Ways and Means. At the 
national level, "I am Chairman of the National 
Conference of State Legislatures Blue Rib- 
bon Advisory Panel on Workers' Compen- 
sation and have authored a comprehensive 
reform bill which has been adopted by the 
KS Legislature (but is threatened to be ve- 
toed by the Governor at the request of the 
AFL-CIO). John and I plan trips to CO and 
NM this summer and to Kenya for a 2-wk. 
safari 10/93 Patti Anderson Warren 
works for Marin County, CA, lor the Com- 
mission on the Status of Women as an Af- 
firmative Action Specialist, and gives 
training sessions called "Identification and 
Prevention of Sexual Harassment". She 
swims a mile a day, enjoys water-skiing, and 
travelled on business with husband, Rob, to 
Nova Scotia and New Orleans. Son Mark is 
doing a Master's at Stanford while working 
full time tor Hewlett-Packard. Patti enjoyed 
a visit 9/92 from Bamby Miff. 

Mary Cosby RInehart and Bruce are 
involved in the addiction field in Charlotte, 
as well as their church and the Nature Con- 
servancy. Her fee-only financial planning 
business is booming. Lou Chapman 
Hoffman "edits the newsletter for the His- 
toric New Orleans Collection, a history mu- 
seum in the French Quarter - a complex of 
7 historic buildings joined by 4 courtyards. 
The main entrance is at 533 Royal Street and 
I recommend a visit! I am also on the board 
of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Lit- 
erary Festival held annually at the end of 
March Anne Semmes Stavropoulos 
writes from Greece: "Although widowed 
since '81 , 1 still live in Athens. Son Pavio (28) 
lives in Denver with his wife and daughter 
(2). Son Alex (25) is a pilot with United Air- 
lines. I get to the U.S. every year or two. Had 
a great month in India this winter. Have lots 
of spare time having scrupulously avoided 
work most of my life. Still love to ride - 1 love 
my little Greek mare, 16 yr.-old dog, and 
many cats. I volunteer with a Therapeutic 
Riding Group, Lighthouse tor the Blind, read, 
draw, think, and vegetate! Do visit! (local tel- 
8940779)" 

Between Anne Cone Liptzin and her 
husband, Mike, they have 10 children and 
both look forward to becoming grandparents 
for the first time spring 93. "Most of the kids 
are on their own, but someone always needs 
something." Her youngest, Mary Birgel. 
graduates from UNO in May. Anne is Presi- 
dent of Triangle Hospice "and that's a big 
job. I still paint, and enjoy offering my pho- 



tography skills to non-profits. Am facing 
Mike's retirement 6/94 with fear and trepi- 
dation" Barbara Anne Stanford Mason 

chaired the Tournament of Bands competi- 
tion/fundraiser at daughter, Ruth Anne's, 
school, where Ruth Anne played the flute in 
the Marching Band. There are plans tor Ruth 
Anne to stay with friends in Tulsa and San 
Diego lor her last 2 years of h.s., "getting 
away from the limitations of this small town". 
Beth Louise Todd is in 7th grade. Keith 
works lor Lees, the oldest DC. funeral home. 
Barbara Anne saw Faith Bullis Sebring at 
their 35th Holton-Arms reunion. 

Deeda Hill Bradford writes "Reed re- 
tired 1/92. and we are involved in motor 
home trips to see our sons. Jay in Birming- 
ham and Mike in Washington DC, and to 
do some mission work here and there. Son 
Tom has been substitute teaching and plans 
to join Up with People 7/93." Linda 
McArthur Hollis and Bob went to Sanibel 
Island 3/93 and plan a trip to Australia in 94. 
Linda plays tennis and volunteers at the 
local art museum, and at the Therapeutic 
Riding Academy, tutors ESL twice a week, 
leads a weekly bible study, and is Civic 
Beautification Chairman for Garden Club. 
Daughter, Jennifer, in her last year at Johns 
Hopkins Medical School, plans on family 
practice. Son, Scott, married 8/92, graduates 
with honors from Amherst College in 
May, and will pursue a PhD in Chemistry at 
either Harvard or MIT. Catherine Caldwell 
Cabaniss continues painting and print- 
making. She has a studio in downtown 
Birmingham as well as one at 1 10 Mercer 
Street, NYC. She plans shows lor 8/93 and 
9/93 in Portland ME Library and the Choco- 
late Church Factory in Bath ME respectively. 

Sara Finnegan Lycettand Ike: New 
grandchildren "a daughter to son, David, and 
a son and daughter to daughter, Merry. So 
much activity I persuaded Ike that we needed 
a vacation in Sicily, a beautiful Mediterra- 
nean island with a 3rd century BC Greek 
temple perched on every other hill. The mo- 
saics in Monreale and Piazza Armerina were 
breathtaking." Diane Stevens Creedon is 
living at 280 Commonwealth Avenue in Bos- 
ton, "enjoying the luxury and challenge of 
being a full-time student at Harvard's Exten- 
sion School. I should receive a Certificate in 
Special Studies in Business Administration 
and Management in June...l am on a leave 
of absence from Richard Lewis Communi- 
cations: I worked for them in Turku, Finland 
1990-92. Jane Garst Lewis is married to 
the owner, Don Lewis." Judy Rohrer 
Schultz is finishing an MSEd at Duquesne 
U., counseling, and enjoying immensely her 
practicum experience. "Am a new Deacon at 
church... The kids are fine: the twins just had 
their 26th birthday!" 

A 2/92 article in the News-Gazette in 
Lexington, KY, tells us that Rose Burks 
Emery received a law degree from Wash- 
ington and Lee in 1990, and joined the law 
firm of Spencer and Filson in Lexington, 
where she lives with her son, DeWoK. Ttie 
Ctiarlotte Observer ran a piece on Mary 
Hunter Kennedy Daly 6/92. She won first 
place in the Sam Ragan Poet Laureate Con- 



test, sponsored by the NC Poetry Society. 
Betty Pease Hopkins is a tree lance writer 
and does feature articles for the local news- 
paper. Betty and Hop replaced the siding 
with cedar clapboards and gave the kitchen 
a major face-lift. "We have 3 adorable grand- 
children and another on the way. Hop and I 
plan to visit our youngest daughter in San 
Francisco. No Nobel prizes or Rhodes 
Scholars - but lots of love and great fun!" 
Maria Garnett Hood is still doing Gifted 
Program with Northampton County, VA. Bob 
is Technology Coordinator. "We both con- 
tinue to run Camp Greenbrier which is go- 
ing well. After a very busy summer, we went 
to St, John's in the V.I. and spent Christmas 
in Prague. It's rare that we can get away from 
our 2 jobs, and these trips were fantastic. I 
am enioying the SPCA Board and a new ad- 
venture - running. Bob's years of running 
and races pushed me to join. Garland, Will. 
Mike, Courtney, and David and his wife are 
all employed or engaged in employment pur- 
suits - a miracle in these times." Thanks to 
all for the great response. I look forward to 
hearing from lots more of you for the next 
Class Notes. 



1965 



President: Whitney Jester Ranstrom 
Secretary: Libba Hanger Luther 
Fund Agent: Julie Bradshaw Sackett 

Hello class of '65! Thanks for all the 
news. Next time you write I hope you'll 
be planning to attend our 30th! Nicki 
Batterson Hall works for Project Adven- 
ture, an organization which uses the meta- 
phor of adventure for enabling teachers, 
therapists and businesses to work with each 
other. It is "very dynamic and enjoyable." 
She hikes, rock climbs and travels with her 
grown children Betsy Benoit Hoover 
continues to be involved at St. John's Epis- 
copal Cathedral. She loves her work as a 
family therapist at a substance abuse treat- 
ment agency. Betsy reports she is happily 
married to a wonderiul man - an architect 
and a prof, of architecture. Her daughter, a 
2nd year law student at UCLA, has a fall in- 
ternship with Children's Defense Fund. Blair 
Both's happy news is that St. Michael's is 
allowing her a 3-mo. sabbatical (Aug.- 
Oct.'93) in Wales at a residential library: she 
will visit some renewal parishes in England. 
She saw Bonnie Husle Young and 
Melinda Musgrove Chapman when she 
preached in Birmingham during Lent. Ellie 
Crockett Jeffers is manager of the Fine 
Arts Center in Colorado Springs. She says 
it is interesting but, as a non-profit, over- 
whelmingly underpaid! Elizabeth has 2 chil- 
dren. Hallie, 3, and Crockett, 6 mos. Anne, 
21 , will be a sr. at Dartmouth. She is the first 
woman publisher of The Dartmouth which 
began in 1794. Crockett will be a soph, at 
the U.CO. In her spare time Ellie and her 
mother have an interior design firm. "We 
never sleep!" Dryden Childs Murck and 
Sandy cruised in Dec. from Ft. Lauderdale 



to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal, 
with Dryden's parents. Mackall and Betty 
Blackmer Childs (SBC'43). They are still 
thrilled with retirement at what they call 
"Camp Skidaway" or "Fantasy Island" where 
they play tennis, boat and bike. Sandy's el- 
dest son will be married in Oct. after which 
they plan a trip to Bermuda for "the biggest 
birthday I've had in ages"! Dryden's daugh- 
ter Liz Everett is still pertorming in London 
and her son Morris Everett III still studying 
theater at CALARTS. Bonnie Chapman 
McClure is "still in Paris, still on a boat, still 
working in p.r. and still married" and she 
bought a horse who is the love of her life. 
After 3 years of consulting at Levi Strauss for 
IBM, Genie Dickey Caldwell moved on 
to a joint IBM/Esprit project, developing a 
client/server order management system. She 
got a promotion in Nov. and a trip to FL with 
Peter! She saw Kay Knopf Kaplan at local 
SBC functions and says Kay is a broker for 
Charles Schwaab. Carol Cole Pelzer is 
still in interior design after 15 yrs. Felix will 
be a jr. at Vanderbilt and Arthur a freshman 
at Sewanee. The Chez Eddy Living Heart 
Cool<booi(. which Babette Fraser Hale 
wrote and edited won the James Beard award 
for Best Cookbook of 1991 in its category. 
It is available in book stores and through the 
Methodist Hospital in Houston. It contains 
heart healthy gourmet recipes which are 
much appreciated by husbands because of 
the red meat allowed. Alice Haywood 
Robbins is studying tor her master's in 
counselor ed. at NCSU. She is also the col- 
lege counselor and algebra teacher at the 
independent school in Southern Pines. Judy 
Howe Behn and Bob are adjusting with 
Mark at Bates Col. in ME. Bob's research 
semester enabled them to stay in Rl into the 
early fall for the first time in 20 years. They 
are now back in NC where Bob teaches at 
Duke and Judy is a tax preparer. Sally 
McCrady Hubbard is still with SEL, pub- 
lished by Rice University. They're preparing 
for son Hayne's May wedding." She and her 
husband have been climbing over and pho- 
tographing Anasazi ruins in southern Utah. 
They plan to visit Mel Freese Cota in 
Mexico City in April. Pryor Hale adopted 
a baby girl in Asuncion, Paraguay, born 1 1/ 
13/92, and named her Lucy Mclllwaine Hale. 
After 5 wks. in the legal system of Paraguay 
and in the U.S. Consular office she returned 
with "Lucy Mac" on 4/17. "I am enioying 
motherhood when everyone else has off- 
spring graduating from college." Pryor plans 
to continue as Prof, of Psychology at Pied- 
mont College in the fall. She says Mibs 
Sebring Raney's daughter will be married 
5/93. With only one child at home Elvira 
McMillan Tate is pondering the next halt- 
century. The two college grads are in CO, 
Aspen and Teluride, and her older son is a 
freshman at U.GA. Elvira, Libba. Alice and 
Aline plan a suitemate reunion in June to 
celebrate "those momentous birthdays." 
Alice Mighell Foster and George's son 
Hails has his MA in accounting and works 
in Winston Salem. Ashley graduates from 
UNC in math this yr. Sallie Mullins 
Thompson's lather died of cancer on her 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



50th birthday. 3/28, "He touched many with 
his kindness, caring and generosity,,, I tee! 
very fortunate to have had such a wonderful 
father," Sallie's daughter, Kathryn, is at SMU 
in Dallas, Sailie is taking an early retirement 
package from IBIVI after 20 yrs, and will be- 
gin a job search soon, Grace Powars 
Banks "is still living (IHA) in IVIt, Vernon, 
VA about a mile from George Washington's 
home," She teaches voice and piano to 
groups and individuals and performs at wed- 
dings, church solos and funerals She also 
tapes voice parts for practice tapes for 
choral groups and accompanies her local 
children's theater. Her husband, a profes- 
sional musician, played guitar at one of the 
inaugural balls. He is the librarian at Notre 
Dame Academy in IVIiddleburg and has pub- 
lished 2 books in theology. Two of their 4 
daughters are finished college and married, 
one is a college soph, and one a h,s, fresh- 
man. Grace has 5 grandchildren! Her pet 
project is the American Opera Scholarship 
Society where she serves on the board, 
"Springtime at Sweet Briar still blooms in my 
memory Sally Rasco Thomas writes 
that they are now officially "empty nesters" 
with David at Williams and Bill at Humboldt 
State U, in the CA Redwood Country, She 
has been development director of the local 
Science Center for 5 yrs, and finds it chal- 
lenging during S, CA's worst recession in 
many yrs Carol Ann Reifsnyder Rhoads 
is in Shreveport where Bob chairs the Bio- 
chemistry Department at the LSU IVIedical 
Center, She works in the Physiology dept, 
studying Glutatlione - a reductant which 
might help prevent the harmful effects of 
aging, Jennifer graduated from Duke and is 
in physicians assistant school in NC, She 
was married in June in Lexington, KY 3 days 
before their move to LA Richard is a jr, at 
Harvard in applied math. Benjamin is a h.s. 
soph Foy Roberson Cooley is in the 
same house in Chatham, NJ and in the same 
business (self storage development and 
management) for many years now. Their 
business grows every yr. They have over 50 
employees. They ski every winter and in the 
summers, Ken fly fishes while the kids and 
Foy backpack in the high peaks of CO and 
IVIT. Graham is at Colorado Col., Millie 
works tor Readers Digest, Eric starts New- 
ark Academy and Eileen is 12. Traylor 
Rucker is enioying retirement from the Navy 
in Charleston and also enioys tennis, travel 
and volunteer work, Traylor was very sad- 
dened by the death of her brother last May 
from a brain tumor, Magda Salvesen, still 
immersed in art history, teaches courses at 
NYU and the New School and gives lectures 
at libraries, corporations and other colleges 
on exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art, Scribble Scribner Euston writes. 
"Am I really that old? Greg is taking early re- 
tirement 4/30 and we are moving, after Will's 
h,s, graduation, to our house in FL," Scribble 
says Molly Sutherland Gwinn is teach- 
ing at U.of N.TX Linda Schwaab Hodges 
loves teaching nursery school. She sings in 
the choir, works in Kinston's soup kitchen 
and takes care of her 3 dogs - two Akitas and 
one Rottweiller, She loves living on a farm. 



Her husband, Jim. passed away from pan- 
creatic cancer 1/92, "He had an indomitable 
spirit that kept us all going," Their 3 children 
are all out of the house: Marcus is a 1 st year 
med student at ECU Med School in Green- 
ville, NC: Rebecca is at Meredith Col, in 
Raleigh, and Samantha at Davidson Col. 
Linda saw Brenda Muhlinghaus Barger 
at the NC State Fair where Brenda's children 
showed prize winning lambs, Vicky Thoma 
Barrette has been with Baystate Health 
Systems in Springfield, MA for 20 yrs. She 
is Director of the Information Services Divi- 
sion The past 3 winters she and Nancy 
MacMeekin have gone skiing in the Rocky 
Mountains, Vicky's summer highlight is a 
July 4th weekend sail that she and her hus- 
band take with friends on the Chesapeake 
Bay, "Four days and 3 nights on the water 
make lor a great stress reliever"! Mona 
Thornhill Armistead survived a remodel 
and they are relishing the peace and quiet. 
She is doing a masters in Counseling 
Psychology at Santa Clara U, She is chair- 
man of the board of the YMCA of the Mid- 
Peninsula, and is on the boards of the 
Children's Health Council and CHAC, an 
in-school drug counseling agency. Ashley 
(Duke '91 ) is engineer at Synceptics and will 
do an M.S. at Stanford. Wade graduates from 
Vanderbilt 5/93, Clay enters h.s. which al- 
lows Bob to still enjoy coaching. Connie 
Triplette Barker is still in Statesville, NC 
in the now-too-big house they built 20 yrs. 
ago. Bill still practices ENT medicine and 
hopes our new President won't put him out 
of business. Mary. 21, is at NC State and 
Roger. 14, will be a 3rd former at Woodberry, 
Connie intends to begin a second career of 
"volunteerism" if she can work it into her 
exercise schedule at the YMCA, Mimi Vogt 
Macht says all is well in Flood River, OR, 
Marlow is a soph, at Princeton and Madison 
a jr. in h.s. Mimi teaches German and SAT 
Preparation Harriet Wall Martin writes 
that May is a sr, at Davidson and Grier is in 
law school at Chapel Hill. D.G. left law prac- 
tice in Charlotte to work in Chapel Hill for 
the UNC System (not UNC-Chapel Hill). 
They live on campus in the large and beau- 
tiful garden built by Dr. Boyd, a well-known 
prof, of religion, Dana Wasson Noyes's 
son. Bradford. 21. is at UVA in the School 
of Architecture and her son. Gregory. 18. is 
at Clemson. She was widowed in Dec. 1 988. 
Dana sings in the St. Georges by the River 
choir and is president of the board of the 
Volunteer Center of Monmouth County. 
Kathleen Watson Taylor writes from 
Washington. NC that Marshall continues to 
enjoy his Radiology practice. Carney. 23. is 
in med school at E. Carolina U.. Anne is a 
freshman at FurmanU. and Selden. 15. is a 
happy h.s. freshman. Kathleen enjoys her 
church involvement, tennis, yard work, and 
housekeeping. They are doing some biking. 
Belle Williams Smith s daughter is fin- 
ishing 2 yrs. with Teach For America in New 
Orleans and another one is graduating from 
W&L (she did the SBC abroad) and has been 
hired by the Defense Intelligence Agency. 
She also has a 7th grade son active in sports. 
Sally Wright Hyde and Steve are enjoy- 



ing an empty nest. Katie is a freshman at 
Williams Col. Alix will graduate from there 
in June and Mike has been on his own. 
teaching for 2 yrs. at Delbarton School in 
Morristown. NJ. "Sometimes my middle age 
bones ache after a rigorous morning with my 
preschoolers " Holly Zweigler Schroeter 
is enrolled in a M.A.T. program in order to 
be certified to teach ESL to grades K-8. There 
is a significant Asian population in Cresskill. 
NY and her experience of living in Japan is 
coming in handy. Her son, Eric, out of the 
Navy now. is an English major at the U.AZ. 
He wants to be a writer. Her daughter, a 
magna cum laude government maior. gradu- 
ated from Connecticut Col. in '92 and now 
teaches English to univ, students in Brno, 
Czechoslovakia, 



1969 



President: Martha Brewer 
Secretary: Nancy Crawford Bent 
Fund Agent: Elizabeth (Liz) 
Medaglla 

With Carrie at W&L and Hunter looking 
at colleges (she interviewed at SBC and liked 
it), Liz Beach Baker (Germantown. TN) 
thinks she may be forced "to find a real |ob" 
instead of her part-time work now with Polo/ 
Ralph Lauren, Liz continues to be involved 
with volunteer organizations, and was 
elected to a 3 year term on the vestry of their 
church. The Bakers' youngest, son Frazier, 
is starting 7th grade. Marcia Bernbaum 
(Washington. DC) and her husband. Eric 
Zailman. are Foreign Service Officers with 
the Agency for International Development. 
Having been in Central America in the late 
'70s to mid '80s, and then in Kenya (1989- 
1991 ). they are now back in DC with Shana 
(17), a freshman at Earlham College, and 
Leah (13). Marcie expected to move to a new 
position as Director of the Office of Carib- 
bean Affairs. She's hoping to make her first 
SBC reunion in '94, but Kathy BIythe 
Southerland (Charlotte. NC) is not sure 
she'll be free since Liza (21) will graduate 
from Sewanee 5/94. and son J.J. from h.s. 
thatJune. Her husband. Bill, is still in con- 
struction, and they both fund raise "ad nau- 
seam" for civic groups, church, school, etc. 
For fun. they planned to sail the San Juan 
Islands off Seattle in July. 

Martha Brewer (New Orleans. LA) 
took part in the Gay and Lesbian March on 
Washington in April. She urges us to tell our 
representatives in Congress that people like 
her should not be kicked out of the military. 
The anti-gay policy is used to drive women 
out of the service 10 times more frequently 
than men. which makes one wonder if there's 
more than one agenda here. Avis Brown 
Yount (Augusta, GA) and Peter are busy 
with primary medicine and with Lindsay (1 3) 
and Kenan (9). They were planning a busy 
summer with Lindsay going to Seafarer, 
Avis's old camp, and Kenan going with Avis 
to San Diego where she will participate in 
teaching a course. Avis hoped they would get 



to the beach and at least one Braves game. 
Towny, Liz, and Link looked great in their 
Halloween portrait, photographed by their 
mother, Courtney Cash Mustin (Alexan- 
dria VA). Wondering why she can never get 
her "exciting, overwhelming, and completely 
dramatic news" to your editor on time. 
Courtney reports that she has been driving 
a limousine on the side to augment her with- 
ering real estate commissions, and she has 
found this unusual job "a total blast and lu- 
crative, too." 

Dianne Cassedy Lambert (Wash- 
ington, DC) just received her PhD from 
Georgetown in Political Science and is "new 
on detail from NASA (employer of 1 8 years) 
to the Joint Committee on Organization of 
the Congress", where she will remain until 
the Committee's work is complete. Her hus- 
band. David, is Senior VP with the NYSE in 
DC and (better yet!) he is an FOB (Friend of 
Bill's) as he is an Arkansan too. They have 2 
sons. Walker (1 5) and Taylor (5). And speak- 
ing of FOB'S. IS there one of us who doesn't 
know that Hattie Coons Babbitt has 
moved to DC^ Her husband. Bruce, has 
joined the Clinton Administration as Secre- 
tary of the Interior, and Hattie has joined as 
Ambassador to the Organization of Ameri- 
can States. 

Her son and her stepdaughter both turned 
16 this summer, so Barbara Duffield 
Erskine (Chester Springs. PA) is wonder- 
ing if anyone has a lead on fleet insurance. 
With another son and her stepson both 12, 
Barb anticipated watching adolescents go- 
ing in 4 different directions this summer. 
Meanwhile, she keeps up their old house, 
barn, and gardens, and keeps on with her 
French Club and Spanish lessons "to fulfill 
a long-held dream of being trilingual." She 
travels with her husband to S. America 
whenever possible, mostly Costa Rica and 
Chile. Flora Gilbert Wiley (Pearisburg. 
VA) is still a Family Counselor with the VA 
Dept. of Youth and Family Services. She and 
her husband. Robert, maintain 3 Appaloosa 
horses, the kids' 20 yr. old pony. 2 dogs, and 
a cat. and they are buying a 10 acre farm 
where lots of effort will go into remodeling 
fences, barn, and house - in that order. 

She didn't sign her note, but "Main cor- 
respondent - Susan Scanlan in Taiwan" 
tipped me off. It must be Melissa Griffith 
Manning who wrote that she is back in VA. 
still with horses and free-lance writing, "For 
one brief, shining month" she was back in 
SBC-size jeans, "but now am not, alas." 
Almost as good as FOB - Cathy Hall 
Stopher (Louisville. KY) has a picture on 
her refrigerator of Eddie Murphy with his 
arms around Marshall and Charles, taken on 
Virgin Gorda during spring break! Almost as 
good, her husband. Ed. is "so excited be- 
cause he found a 'mole lady' who killed all 
the moles in our yard so we aren't looking 
at or falling into freshly dug mole hills." 
Both Marshall and Charles are on varsity 
tennis teams Claudette Harloe Dalton 
(Earlysville. VA) is Asst. Dean for Medical 
Education at UVA and is working on pro- 
grams to train general ist physicians. She is 
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anesthesiology and feeling very old, slow, 
and stupid among the young residents." 
Claudette was honored with an Invitation 
to give the medical school graduation ad- 
dress In t\/lay. Her son, Gordon (17), Is look- 
ing at colleges and becoming a kayak 
expert Nearby. Cynthia Hays Finley 
(Charlottesville, VA) and Bob are delighted 
with the dream house they built a year ago 
on the farm where Bob grew up. "People say 
beware of dream houses. But this one is 
lovely, different, and the heating and cool- 
ing system works - no heating and cooling 
bills all yearl" Meny Hill Pettit (Tallahas- 
see, FL) and Brooks are also settling in hap- 
pily to the house they built when they left MA. 
They squeezed in trips to St. Thomas and 
Bermuda ("the first with teenagers, the sec- 
ond without") and are "keeping busy with 
who knows what?" Her daughter. Rachel, Is 
a freshman at Sewanee. Meny ran Into Jane 
Reid Pryor In the gift shop where Jane 
works, and Meny wrote that Jane Is doing 
"lots of Interesting things," So write, Janel 
What are they? 

With her son. Baker, a freshman at UNC- 
Chapel Hill this tall. Kay Hutton Barry 
(Nashville. TN) has been so excited for him 
that she's needed to be reminded who It Is 
who's going to college. She and Dick had 
their own share of excitement in June 
when they spent 2 weeks in Greece and 
Switzerland. To celebrate the 25th anniver- 
sary of their "fantastic" weeks traveling to- 
gether In Europe. Mary Mahan Marco 
(Doylestown. PA), Maureen Robertson 
Baggett (Owings, MD), and Sue Roessel 
Gibson (Ambler, PA) got their families to- 
gether in July for a picnic and had lots of fun 
reliving "great memories" of that European 
trip and of SBC. The college where Mary 
teaches had major labor Issues this past 
year, but she was grateful that they were re- 
solved without a strike. She wrote that Sue 
has been helping to implement a new math 
program for 2nd graders and attended a 
conference for math educators. 

Jane Merriam Hlldt (Arlington, VA) 
says her news is in the "still" category: she's 
still at HUD, in the Community Development 
Block Grant program: her husband. Dan. still 
does publication/graphics design: their chil- 
dren still play lots of soccer. Patrick (16) 
loves having his license and Amanda (14 
1/2) made varsity soccer and got straight A's 
In the winter term Jane took a Master Gar- 
dener course, hoping to correct 20 years of 
bad habits. Off on "the adventure of a life- 
time". Sue Scanlan and her SO,, Jared 
Cameron, have been in Taipei for a year, he 
as a promoter of Taiwan products and she 
as a spoiled housewife/student of Mandarin. 
When she wrote. Sue was looking fonward 
to 4 weeks In Paris, Frankfurt, and Milan In 
May ("tulfllling my life-long dream to be 
considered 'Euro-Trash") and then on to the 
USA "lor a month of clean air, sour cream, 
clothes that fit. and prices we can afford!" 
She invites all Fat City classmates to come 
try one ol their guest rooms on Jen-Ai Road. 
Congratulations to Atlee Walker (Wash- 
ington, DC) and John S. Rippey who were 
married on Feb. 3rd! Atlee Is teaching ESL 



to foreign deaf students at Gallaudet U. and 
her daughter, Jessica, is a soph, at W & L. 

Betsy West Dripps (Benwyn, PA) and 
Craig are "still trying to educate our future 
generation", including their daughter, Heidi 
(a 10th grader at Betsy's school, who has to 
put up with her mom as her hockey and la- 
crosse coach), and Perry (In PreK at Craig's 
school). Wes, their oldest, graduated from 
Amherst last year, spent the summer In AZ 
doing geology research, taught the fall se- 
mester in Zermatt, and Is off to Dartmouth 
this tall for grad school In geology Marlon, 
a sr. at Bucknell, spent a fabulous semester 
in Australia her jr. year. Elizabeth Wyatt 
(Brooklyn, NY) Is enjoying the successful 
completion of 2 ma|or projects In her pro- 
fessional life with Merck this year: the de- 
finitive agreements for a major pan-European 
joint venture between Pasteur-Melieux (sp?) 
and Merck, for submission to the European 
Commission for review: and a ma|or 
pharmaceutical Industry AIDS research col- 
laboration. Including Merck, to perform con- 
comitant clinical development on HIV 
antivirals as early as possible to attempt to 
prevent/delay drug resistance (see the WSJ 
& the NYT. 4/20), Meantime, her husband, 
John, has brought Continental Airlines 
through bankruptcy, so Elizabeth is hoping 
to see more ol him in the last half of '93. 

Finally. Peter and I also fall into the 
"still" category - still raising Adele (14) and 
Charles (10), still at Nikon (Peter) and at 
home (me), still working on fixing up our 
beach house. Adele won a school-wide es- 
say contest In Jan., and shared the honor 
with the son of another (younger!) SBC grad. 
Superior genes! 



1973 



President: Kathleen Cochran Schutze 
Secretary: Louise (Weezie) 
Blakaslee Gilpin 
Fund Agent: Janice (Jan) Keith 

Given the quick turnaround time to get 
our notes in, our class sent enough news to 
tantalize us until next time. Cindy Bekin 
Anderson reported from Omaha following 
our reunion that "we all look fantastic, but 
who are all those 'old guys' with us^" Her 2 
children (4 & 1 1/2) keep her hopping, Mary 
Jane Berry is still Asst. Prof, at WVU 
School ol Medicine, Dept, of Behavioral 
Med/Psychiatry and recently opened a small 
private psychotherapy practice. Alison, 9, 
and husband Robert were also sorry to miss 
reunion - apparently Robert enjoyed shar- 
ing a bathroom with women! After a winter 
with 180 in. of snow, Mary Jane Is enjoying 
the summer and anticipating a visit from 
Dianne Wood Keyser In Fairfax, VA 
Dorsie Buck Harrison's life "continues to 
be blessed with our family, friends, church 
and work." Dorsie will teach K at a Christian 
preschool: her husband is an Air Force 
physician at Bethesda Naval Hospital. With 
2 teenagers and a 10 yr. old, they stay busy! 
Barb Cain Hegarty lives in Gary. NC. Her 



son, Ryan. 7, is In yr.-round school: Melissa, 
3, goes all year but only because of Barb's 
work schedule Joyce Cameron Harder 
has founded Parents Empowered to Save 
Teens to help families In the Charleston, SC 
area address the dangers of underage drink- 
ing. The Impetus was a year which saw 5 
teenagers killed in alcohol-related car acci- 
dents, Howard raises pond-grown shrimp on 
nearby Edisto Island, Walt Is a |r. at the h.s. 
where Joyce teaches French and daughter. 
Cameron, is in 7th grade. The whole family 
Is active In their Christ Episcopal Church. 
Kathleen Cochran Schutze. our new 
class president, lives in Midlothian, VA. Tay- 
lor, 7, takes karate lessons: Emily, 5 Is in jr. 
kindergarten, and Walker Is 2 1/2 Steve is 
a SVP with NationsBank and travels all over 
the Southeast. Kathleen Is thinking of get- 
ting a dog. ..beyond a certain point, maybe 
chaos Is just chaos? Kathleen wants us all 
to be thinking of ways to make our 25th 
spectacular. Susan Craig Smith, Wayne, 
Bennett, 6 1/2, and Edward, 5, enjoy camp- 
ing and hiking in Columbia. SC. Susan's 
graphic design business Is busy while 
Wayne Is in real estate. Mac Cuthbert Lan- 
gley writes that with Will, 14, at camp, her 
summer vacation had begun. Her daughter 
(my goddaughter!) is on the swim team and 
the family dotes on Cuthbert. They survived 
both the house being on a house tour and a 
wedding reception resulting In a clean house 
with all the silver polished. Since reunion life 
has been tumultuous tor Sue Oern Plank. 
Her tather-ln-law died and husband David 
left 6/22 to spend a year In Honduras. Sue 
and Elena are in Canaioharie. NY for July. 
Lisa Fowler Winslow learned this spring 
that she has breast cancer and is in treatment 
at UCLA. Her family and friends, "including 
some very dear SBC friends" have been 
wonderfully supportive. I know that our col- 
lective thoughts and prayers tor a complete 
recovery are winging their way to CA. Lisa 
Is already making plans to be at our 25th! 
Susanne Garrison Hoder, John, Ross, 
10, and Frank, 7, live In Barrlngton, Rl. The 
sport of the season determines their sched- 
ule with Susanne volunteering as well. 
John's company does benefit planning, 
administration and computer software pro- 
duction A mini-reunion is planned with Nan. 
Lee. Carter. Jenny, Betsy, Andrea and 
possibly Emily during a family trip to GA, 
"Twenty years out and I'm stil I In the expan- 
sion mode" writes Janie Genster, Her 
daughters Emily, 11 1/2, Darcy, 10, and 
Claire. 6 1/2, were joined by their brother, 
Connor born 6/9. Janle Is on a 6 mo. 
leave from her job as Associate Counsel for 
The Washington Post. Her husband. John 
Buckley, continues his litigation practice with 
Williams & Connolly. Jan Keith has 
changed jobs at National Louis Univ. where 
she is the Director for Continuing Educ. Jan 
was so competent as a fundraiser during the 
20th that she was elected Fund Agent 
through the 25th and writes that "I Intend to 
be an elegantly assertive fund agent." Su- 
san Kirby Peacock spent Memorial Day 
Weekend on a family camping trip around 
FL. including the Keys, However she did 



send 3 paintings to SBC for the Alumnae Art 
Show. Susan also works as a pharmacist In 
homeless clinics and reports that at ages 4 
& 5, parenthood Is more sane Although her 
2nd yr. as an ESL aide at the local h s. was 
easier than her first. Janie Knutson 
James Is still shocked by public education 
and by the students. She made strong ties 
with her students (no surprise to us) and will 
return in the fall, Patrick, 11 1/2, Elizabeth, 
9 1/2, and Michael are "all wonderful," They 
plan a camping trip to the beach and an Aug, 
trip to San Francisco. Jane Garland 
Lucas merged her interior design firm with 
an architectural firm in Boston and spent 
much time commuting to their London of- 
fice. Following husband Carmen's brain sur- 
gery for a benign tumor, Jane had cancer 
surgery but both have received excellent 
doctor's reports now They are in a new 
house In Charlestown. MA just below the 
Bunker Hill Monument. In Sept. Jane starts 
as a lull-time Interior Architecture faculty at 
Rl School of Design as well as reviving her 
firm, JGL Interiors, which will share office 
space with Carmen, who is a architect Jane 
has 2 step-children. Ann Major Gibb fin- 
ished her 3rd yr. as a computer teacher at an 
independent school and reports that "life 
remains busy at the Shore." She hopes that 
more of the class will attend the 25th as 20th 
was "really fun." After 20 yrs, in higher ed., 
Laurie Norris decided to go back to the pri- 
mary level where she feels she can make a 
bigger difference. She is working on her sec- 
ond masters degree and hopes to find a job 
in the next few years. Laurie's daughters are 
10 and 12 and she just remarried and says 
that Sean is terrific. They hope to see Sue 
Dern Plank this summer. Betsy Oakley 
Smith added Nautilus fitness training to her 
schedule as her sons, Harrison, 14, William, 
10 and Robert, 7, "outsize" her. When Carol 
Anne Provence Gallivan visited U of AL 
with her daughter, they visited Betsy and 
Smitty Jane Olmstead Murphy lives in 
Dallas. Peter is a jr, in h.s. and Moira Is in 
Middle School. Jane and Paul celebrated his 
25th reunion at Georgetown last spring and 
attended a gala dinner at the White House 
hosted by Bill and Hillary Stephania 
Paparozzi Williams's life in AZ is busy 
with her growing kids. Bruce, Jr., 1 1 , is off 
to CO for camp and Richard, 14, is in camp 
in San Diego. Bruce and Stephania are going 
fishing In WY and CO and Stephania and her 
father are going to Italy for 3 wks. Jean Piatt 
Spencer is teaching golf 7 days a wk. this 
summer. After a 2-day LPGA seminar in 
Mechanicsburg, PA, Jean will be the golf pro 
on board a Nonwegian Cruise Lines-Sewards 
ship for a week. Then fall tournaments In MA 
& MD, Jean and David also try to work on 
the house and do things with the children 
who 'do not think golf is fun!" Debbie Pol- 
lock Arce and Roger are building a new 
house which made a cross-country trip lor 
reunion undoable but the 25th is already on 
their calendar. Cory, 8, loves school and 
gymnastics: Ross Is 6 and Reed 2 1/2. 
Debbie Is doing tinancial work for a company 
that she and a friend started so "life's never 
dull." Jane Potts lives In Charleston, SC 



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and sees Mac and Jane McFaddin. Jane de- 
serves kudos tor all her hard work, along with 
Jan Keith and others to raise money for our 
reunion gift. Our class won the participation 
award lor the YOUNGER reunion classes - 
nice ring to that although this was the last 
time our class tails in that category! Barb 
Prentiss Balascio and her sons, John, 14, 
and Chris, 18, enjoy the beaches of S, CA, 
Barb is the Administrator for the Dept. of 
Pathology, UCl_A-lrvlne College of Medicine 
- "a real challenge under the new adminis- 
tration" in Washington. Carol Anne 
Provence Gallivan and Mills celebrated 
their 20th anniversary scuba diving in Grand 
Cayman tor a wk. without kids. Anne 
Genevieve Is a sr. at Christ Church 
Episcopal School, Henry is in 6th grade and 
Harriet In 5th. The family has an annual trip 
skiing in Vail and a summer trip to Kiwah 
Island (hoping to see Mac and Johnny) and 
Lake Keeowee. 

Nancy Richards Miets' latest book is 
Lord Fortune's Prize Uom Avon Books. An- 
other of her books, Miss WiMam's Be- 
trothal, was a finalist for Best Regency Novel 
of 1992 Romance Writers of America. Lisa 
Marsliail Chalmers and I always talked 
about writing romance novels but never did 
any actual work! Nancy juggles carpools and 
her 3 children with a tall deadline for a large 
historical novel - a medieval story set In the 
Scottish Highlands. Nancy also chairs the 
Annual Fund Telethon tor Mount Vernon 
College Sue Rockwell Patten trains 
horses in Tempe, AZ. Daughter, Mollie, 12, 
also rides and shows: son, Chris, 14, is into 
soccer and baseball. His soccer team won 
the state championship. Malcolm's |ob In- 
volves frequent trips to NM. Oessa Rutler 
missed reunion because she Is in the middle 
of addition/renovation work on her house 
and trying to sun/lve another New Orleans 
summer. Dessa worked with Betsie Meric 
Gambel during Betsie's "banner, yet ex- 
hausting year as Jr. League of NO. presi- 
dent " Jeanne Schaeler Bingham writes 
that "coming to our 20th was a dream ful- 
filled." After a horrific accident 10 yrs. ago, 
Jeanne had to relearn most basic skills. Her 
courage and indomitability are inspiring. Her 
husband, Rack,and daughter, Stacy, 8, also 
came to reunion. 

Renee Sterling works at Shearson 
Lehman in Dallas - as ot July, Smith Barney 
Shearson. She builds and manages people's 
retirement and education funding portfolios. 
Renee Is grateful for Mr. Miller's Jan. term 
on Wall Street. .."othenATlse, who knows? I 
could have been restoring frescoes on 
Florentine walls!" Of the 20th, Renee 
writes, "I am so glad I revisited the campus 
and reawakened old friendships." And, I, 
Weezie Blakeslee Gilpin, am happily 
ensconced In the 3-mo. summer phase of 
my life. In our house on Martha's Vineyard, 
I garden, read, play tennis and hang on to 
my title as Queen of Seaglass. Alexa, 16, is 
learning to drive and Is a mother's helper tor 
the summer living away. Blake, 14, is a spec- 
tacular tennis and squash player taking the 
15 and under squash championship in MA 
his first season. Christopher, 1 1 , known as 



Critter, remains the child whom a friend said 
existed to make us humble as parents. I con- 
tinue to enioy my work as the Counselor at 
Walnut Hill School. Bob was honored with 
the appointment of one of the 2 teaching 
chairs in history at Milton Academy. His 
book about taking a year oft and a NYTah 
ticle boosts his consulting work. As some- 
one said at our 20th who had not known that 
I was married to "Mr. Gilpin", "You married 
that hunk?" I couldn't agree more. By the 
way, I was first runner-up In the grey hair 
contest at reunion. You will have to be at the 
25th tor the next contest! My best to you all 
and thank you al I who were able to be at SBC 
In May. It was fun. 



1977 



President: Vivian Yamaguchi Cohn 
Secretary: Kathleen Golden 
Fund Agents: Jane Mooney, Anne 
Rubel-Waddell 

Although it's a year since Reunion, I still 
have fond memories of those of you I saw 
there. I hope next Reunion we can double or 
triple the number of attendees! Sally 
Bonham Mohle said she has lots of tree 
time now, since she is no longer class sec- 
retary. We all owe her a debt ot gratitude tor 
a job well done! Sally is now Involved with 
her h.s. class 20-year reunion. She is still at 
George Mason University full-time and has 
a part-time business doing Myers-Brlggs 
seminars. Pete has returned to George 
Mason as Director of the All-University Card 
System Dabney Bragg Foshee and 
David are still in Mobile, AL. They have two 
sons, John (4) and Bragg (1 1/2). Dabney 
works part-time as an attorney with the firm 
she's been with since she graduated from 
Vanderbilt. She corresponds with Barbara 
Clark McLaughlin Laurie Burrell Gar- 
den, in San Francisco, en|oys the hectic 
pace of being a working mom. Husband 
Lloyd and son "little Lloyd" and mom enjoy 
skiing and have recently become jet ski en- 
thusiasts. Laurie's biggest tear was being 
seen in a wet suit after having her son. She 
wishes the San Francisco Alumnae Club was 
more active! 

Kate Carnwath Hopkins lives In the 
MD countryside where Padge Is a cabinet 
maker and gardener. She Is an innkeeper at 
the Society Hill Hotel, and rubs elbows with 
the Symphony crowd. "I should have learned 
more about music," she added. Sarah (6) Is 
in school C. Stirling Cassidy Smith 
loves New York where she owns Stirlings 
Specialties, a stationery company. She and 
her husband Blair have a 2-yr.-old, Alec. 
Nancy Church was especially prolific In her 
note saying "no news from here," - which 
means she must be up to something! Ann 
Crossingham Connor writes from Char- 
lotte, NC that children Leslie Ann (13) and 
Will (10) are showing American Saddle- 
breeds. Husband Bill is still enjoying his 
club manufacturing plant and retail store. 
Elaine Griffin Bracewell and Brad had a 



fourth child named Edward. With 2 boys and 
2 girls, Elaine says it is truly "out of control." 
With the little tree time she has she is in- 
volved with the Texas Children's Hospital 

Peggy Haley Sheehan is busy with 
2 little ones as she plans to move to a larger 
house in Denver. She plans to visit family In 
England this summer. Renee Hanson 
Crowder left the Secret Service 6/90 and 
traveled around the U.S. Her son Drew (1 1 
1/2) swims year-round, plays soccer and 
basketball, so mom has taken on the role of 
taxi driver. She visited the Caribbean with her 
husband. She now works at a local pre- 
school and loves it She plans to re-do the 
kitchen this summer and go to CA with the 
family. IVIary Hodge who lives In KS, was 
In NC recently for husband Charlie's 20th re- 
union at Davidson. She saw SBC roommate 
Roxane Clement in Asheville Debi 
Hubble is Director of Admissions for 
Lynchburg College and In her spare time 
horseback rides and golfs. She is also con- 
tinuing graduate work toward a M.Ed, in 
Counseling. Debi visited Nina Baker and 
3-yr.-old Natalie. Nina Is vice president for 
RP Communications near Towson, MD. 
Glenn King Springer moved to the coun- 
try, 12 miles from Columbus, GA. Lil (11), 
Haden (8) and John (3) enjoy the country 
while mom volunteers, chairing the estab- 
lishment of a Ronald MacDonald House. 
Phooi-Ching Lai is in Singapore where 
she was just tenured and is waiting to go on 
sabbatical with her husband and family. He 
hopes to renew his skills at the Mayo Clinic. 

Ebet Little Stevens says Bob Is in In- 
vestor relations and she is taking care of 
Elizabeth (9), Anne (6), and Robby (2). She's 
looking forward to seeing Tricia Waters' new 
baby in the summer Anne Marshall still 
enjoys her job as Fish Biologist In Olympia, 
WA at the Dept. of Fisheries, working on the 
genetics of salmon and on the threatened 
salmon populations of the Snake River. She 
did get back to VA and NC last summer for 
a dose of real heat and to visit family. Becky 
Mayer Gutierrez writes from Springfield, 
MA that sons George (9), Anthony (6) and 
Michael (2 1/2) keep her busy, and she is 
involved with Sunday School and sports. 
Stephanie Maxson Kenyon and Scott 
welcomed "their little tax deduction" Jack 
Scott Kenyon III 12/31/92. She's returned to 
work, trying to juggle career and baby 
and having a great time. Mary Palmer 
Blackman's cafe, restaurant and catering 
company is expanding in Nashville. Daugh- 
ter Kate is 10. Husband Buddy Is producing 
and writing in the country music business. 
She sees Anne Taylor Doollttle and Drusie 
Hall and heard from Laurie Burrell over 
Christmas Molly Reeb Nissman is still 
excited over the birth of Andrew Terrill on 1 1/ 
22/92. Daughter Nancy (12) adores him. 
She's back at Merrill Lynch after taking off 2 
months Ellen Tetlow Pannone lives in 
VT and has 2 sons - Jason (9) and Jonathan 
(6). Gary opened his own law firm and Ellen 
started a business with 2 friends called 
"Proper Attire," which sells promotional at- 
tire and activewear with monogrammlng. 
She enjoys golfing. 



Cain Thomas Linzee continues to 
love her work as a producer and editor ot 
medical surgical videos. She travels a lot and 
meets surgeons who are doing amazing 
work in new areas. David is working on a 
novel and screenplay. Linda Uihiein still 
loves the Charlottesville area, is working on 
her timber frame addition and volunteers 
with the lire company. She has a new Bou- 
vier des Flandres puppy and was scuba div- 
ing In Belize in fall. 1992. Elizabeth Wade 
sent a notice that she was to be married to 
John M. Miller of Germantown, MD 10/18, 
but I'm not sure If that was '92 or '93. 
Regardless, best wishes to both. Tricia 
Waters Neer and John had their second 
baby. Will, 4/93. She has left her |ob at the 
National Gallery of Art to be a full-time 
mom for a few years. Carolyn Williams 
Seeling, In Columbia, SC, wins the alum- 
nae award tor the most dramatic story of 
motherhood of 1992. Sarah Elizabeth was 
born 6/20/92 after only 40 minutes of labor. 
However, the trip to the hospital took 50 
minutes. Carolyn delivered Elizabeth herself 
on the front seat ot the Mazda minivan, while 
Stephen drove 90 mph to the emergency 
room door of the hospital. Justin (6) is the 
proud big brother ot Sarah Elizabeth. Way to 
go, Carolyn! 

Patti Wornom Henry will be living in 
Heidelberg, Germany by the time you read 
this, where her husband will be the attorney 
lor the Army hospital system in Europe. PattI 
hopes to work in the library system and looks 
forward to traveling in Europe. 

And I, Kathy Golden spent most of the 
spring and summer traveling around the 
country organizing seminars and confer- 
ences for various corporations and federal 
agencies. Planning a week at the beach in DE 
with family. I would love to hear from any- 
one stopping by the Washington, DC area. 
Please keep in touch, there were so many of 
you I would have enjoyed seeing at Reunion! 



1981 



President: Allison Joy Roberts 
Secretary: Carrie Maynard Nichols 
Fund Agents: Molly Rogers Cramer, 
Caroline Hawk Sparrow, Olivia 
Chaplin Baker 

CONGRATULATIONS! to Eve Devine 

and her family for winning the 1 993 Golden 
Dish Award from GO Magazine for their Big 
Lump Crabcake. In case you missed the ar- 
ticle in the Spring '93 SBC alumnae maga- 
zine. Eve is Marketing Director of Faldley's, 
her family's business (founded in 1886) in 
the Lexington Market In Baltimore. Sigrid 
Carlen Veasey, M.D. and Doug are still in 
Philadelphia where she is a Pulmonary 
Physician at the U. of PA's Hospital and 
Med- School doing clinical work and re- 
search. She received a 5 yr. grant from NIH 
to study the Sleep Apned Syndrome. Anne 
Sargeant Rosenthal and Bob send news 
of the birth of Laura Allison, 2/10/93. Anne 
Is really enjoying motherhood. K. Ellen 



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Hagan finished her second yr. as guidance 
counselor for all 450 students at the Banks 
Co- H-S, in Homer, GA, She owns a condo 
at hiilton Mead, and visited Barbara Burns 
Wray- She is also busy with a peer helper 
group that she started, the Lifeguards, is 
fundraising chair of the Pilot Club in 
Commerce, GA and volunteers with the lo- 
cal literacy group. She l<eeps in touch with 
Jane Ward Moore, Holly Silsand, and 
Presley Neithammer Schwinn Jane 
Ward Moore and fvtax still live in 
t\/latthews, NC with Kassie, 4. She visits 
Hilton Head often and looks forward to Bar- 
bara Burns Wray's wedding there in Oct 
Jane reports that Jane Lauer Maddox had 
son #2, At the Greenbriar last summer, Jane 
saw Debra Middleton Dickinson and her 
husband Tom who were honeymooning 
there. Debra wrote just after a delayed hon- 
eymoon in Hong Kong, Singapore, volcano 
climbing in Indonesia and camel trekking 
outside Alice Springs, Australia for 3 days, 
Chris Falcon Maasbach married Bruce in 
Palm Beach in Jan Both Debra Middleton 
Dickinson and Tania Voss Ryan were 
bridesmaids. The reception was in a fairytale 
setting - a courtyard lined with palm trees 
filled with white lights. They honeymooned 
in Casa de Campo and St. Barts. Barbara 
Bush Cooper moved heaven and earth to 
be there for the wedding. Chris said, "They 
really upheld SBC's finest traditions. All 
weekend long, I heard "Those Sweet Briar 
girls are such fun!" Barbara Bush Cooper 
lives in Alexandria, VA, with husband Doug 
and a dog and "life is grand!!" She is Deputy 
Regional Director for CARE, a job which 
takes her to countries that don't have Club 
Meds! Tania Voss Ryan and family, in- 
cluding 2 children & a nanny with a dog, are 
Barbs's new neighbors, Barbara Burns 
Wray will be married to Joe Tamarri on 
10/23/931 She is the Executive Publisher 
for Golfer's Guides. They publish 5 regional 
magazines in the Southeast. She keeps up 
with Earlene Lynch and Suzanne 
Pomeroy who is Asst. IVtgr of a IVIerle 
Norman cosmetic studio in Dallas. She left 
SBC after freshman year and went on to earn 
a teaching degree in Marketing and Business 
Ed Harriet Harrison Leavell vacationed 
lastyr. in Yellowstone & Jackson Hole, WY, 
She is busy with Walton's (age 5) school. Jr. 
League, a house that always needs some- 
thing, and last but not least, her daughter 
Sarah "Brooks," born 1/18/93. The family 
hopes to spend a good part of the summer 
at their house on Galveston Bay. Barrie 
Jeffrey McDowell lives in Richmond with 
husband. Wheat and daughter, Kathryn 
"Kate" Jeffrey (8 mos,) Kate's nickname is 
Beanie and that always reminds her of 
Sarane McHugh. Sarane and John had a 
winter of volunteer work; Jan., at an Easter 
Seals Camp in FL, Feb., at the Aransas Nat. 
Wildlife Refuge in TX (winter home of the 
endangered Whooping Crane), then in 
March, they delivered yachts from Ft. Lau- 
derdale to Charleston. Home now, she looks 
fonward to the summer and her garden. Julie 
Brooke Davis's second daughter Susan 
was born on her big sister Brooke's second 



birthday, 9/6/92. Julie is still Associate 
General Counsel for Independent Life in 
Jacksonville, FL Headley Sipe Bethke 
married Robert on 10/17/92 in Charlottes- 
ville, VA, She is a nurse practitioner in Fam- 
ily Practice/OBGYN and Robert is a hospital 
administrator. The are settling in Reston, VA, 
Allison Roberts has been very busy! In 
Sept., she went to Florence, Italy for 
Consuelo Michelle Martinez's '82 wedding 
to Alessandro Cartel, whom she had met 
during Jr. year abroad In Oct., Allison at- 
tended Jill Steenhuis Rutfato's '80 art show 
at Nan Dabbs Loftin's house which ben- 
efited the SBC Club of Charlotte. The evening 
was a huge success - Jill sold 9 paintings 
and 15% of the proceeds went to the club 
scholarship fund. Allison also travels to 
Bassett trials as a member of the Spring 
Creed Basset Hunt of Barrington Hills, IL, 
and just returned from Cancun, May Carter 
Barger and her husband Carroll loined 
Allison and her family in Mexico, where they 
all spent an hour swimming with dolphins 
and had a blast! May's Stationery Co.. The 
Wild Hare Post, sold some items to the SBC 
bookshop, and she looks forward to summer 
at Lake Wylie. Kathy Levi Hoover survived 
her 2nd trip to Disney World with Kate, 4. 
Kathy keeps up with Kate's social schedule, 
and husband Michael , who travels a lot with 
his job with T. Rowe Price. They will cel- 
ebrate their 1 0th anniv. this summer. Susan 
Clay Russell's daughters Pricey (2 1/2) 
and Libby (1) keep her very busy. They 
stayed with Cammie Bethea Mills on 
their way to Sea Island. Cammie lives near 
Myrtle Beach where both she and her hus- 
band are doctors and have a daughter, 
Caroline. Susan moved to Middleburg, VA 
6/92, and likes the country, but misses the 
city Stephanie Stiff Fitzpatrick is ap- 
proaching her 7th anniv, as the Registrar at 
the Nat'l Museum of Women in the Arts, She 
and husband Dirk, are improving their house 
in Takoma Park, MD. She attended SBC's 
Ewald Symposium on native Amer. culture 
- "tremendous and impressive gathering 
of speakers for the cause". She is Acquisi- 
tions Chairperson for SBC's Friends of Art. 
She reports that Margaret Medlock 
Fitzgerald had a baby boy named Sean. 
Nina Brown McDonald and husband are 
moving from Boston to Raleigh, NC 5/1, 
Terrell Luck Harrigan moved back to 
Richmond from Knoxville, TN, 7/92, just in 
time to have daughter #2, Elise Hutson 
Harrigan. She joins sister True Gregory, 2 
1/2 Allison Muller Chambers is busy 
with Annabelle, 2 1/2. They moved into their 
4th house in Winter Park, FL Allison plays 
lots of club tennis and does some residen- 
tial real estate. Holly Craig still sells adver- 
tising space at GO Magazine, as the Nat. 
Acct. Manager, she travels to Chicago to 
work with the office there. She is recently 
divorced and excited to be single again. She 
runs in NY and CT 5K races and skies out 
West. She stays in touch with Kaki Bennett 
Johnson and Barbara Bush Cooper 
Nancy Hanger Canada, in Maplewood, 
NJ, had her 2nd son on 4/22/93 Big brother 
Kevin is 17 mos, Susan Leffler Creasy 



owns The Perfect Fit, Inc., a customized 
screen printing, embroidery business. She 
has 2 children. Jade (8) and John (4) and her 
husband Mike, is a manufacturing engineer- 
ing supervisor for Robertshaw Controls 
Corp Anne Grosvenor Evrard is busy 
with her 6 children! Annemarie (11), Helene 
(10), Constance (5 1/2), Louis-Francois (4), 
Clotilde (2 1/2) and Bertrand (8 mos). They 
had a busy school year, with Clotilde requir- 
ing surgery and the 2 older girls now in 
school near Paris- a lot of driving. Walther's 
business is going well and they are renovat- 
ing their home in Montfor- I'Amaury. Chris 
O'Leary-Rose still writes part-time for a 
local daily and is marketing publicity work- 
shops run by a former Sr, producer at NBC 
news. Her sons Jeff (7) and Tommy (5), keep 
her busy, but she sees Kathy Graham 
Harrington Martha Freeman Brouse 
and Felicia Nelson Baker. Chris says that 
Felicia moved back to NYC from FL. Libby 
Landen Krone's oldest daughter, Beth, is 
in kindergarten and the youngest, Ginny, is 
in nursery school and already very indepen- 
dent, Libby and Bruce still live in Cincinnati. 
Leiee Frank Hazard sent news of the birth 
of Martha Randolph Hazard on 7/15/92. 
Jamie Planck Martin and E B are really 
enjoying E.B. III. She is still practicing law 
full-time and running around like a crazy 
person. Susan Parr Bailey works 2 morn- 
ings a week at a nursery school and tries to 
keep up with Betsy (5) and Caroline (2), 
Dawne Cotton Ward and husband Jim are 
in LA where she is on the board of the Jr. 
League and the Admin. Asst. to the President 
of the League. Jim was promoted to Sr. V.P. 
at BBDO advertising and is Worldwide 
Account Director of the Apple Computer 
account. She spent a week in London and 
hopes to go to Delhi with Jim on business, 
Diane Landau is finishing her 3rd yr. of 
Med school. The hours are long but she 
enjoys it immensely. She bought an Arabian 
stallion, who is a real delight and she has a 
new nephew She heard from Harriet 
Bielitsky Anderson Sarah Woodhouse 
and husband, Stan, have a new daughter 
Amanda. Sarah has 1 1/2 yrs left in her 
Psychiatry Residency at MCV in Richmond. 
Lucia V. Flynn is married to Tom 
Robertson, an American Airlines Captain, 
and living in Scottsdale, AZ. Susan 
Pinkard Morgan and Bill had a busy year 
recovering from Hurricane Andrew. Bill re- 
tired after 27 yrs. with USAir and they are 
preparing for a month-long+ trip on their 54' 
sailboat in the Bahamas, Nancy Webb 
Corkery's sons Kevin and Kyle keep her 
busy, but she played tennis and paddle all 
winter, and her poker group is a diversion. 
She looks fonward to golf season and con- 
tinuing to solicit for SBC. Lisa Schneider 
Thornton '80 asked her to be godmother to 
son Brian A, Thornton, born 6/92, Karol 
Ann Lawson was promoted to Dir. of Col- 
lections at the Columbus Museum, Colum- 
bus, GA, She has 2 articles published; one 
on early landscape images in 18th century 
Amer, magazines in the Journal ol the Early 
Republic, and another on political allegories 
in the work of Charles W, Peaple in the 



Proceedings of the Amer Philosophical 
Society. Sophia DeClava is married to 
Christopher Stone and living in Dallas, Sue 
Pflugefelder Gronfors is in Redding, CT 
She and Bob were married in Oct, and ex- 
pect their 1st baby in late July, She is busy 
quilting, finally for her own child, and looks 
forward to being an at-home mom and gar- 
dening. They'll visit her parents who just 
moved to Ponte Vedre, FL from Pelham, NY, 
Lynn Croft Reeves and Jack expect their 
1st child in Sept She teaches first grade and 
will take next year off. She saw Naomi 
Weyand Smith '82 and her 2 children in 
Atlanta. She is busy with 2 dogs, decorat- 
ing her house and her garden, Quinne 
Pokes is finishing the graphic design cur- 
riculum at The Academy of Art College, 
working part-time for a graphic designer in 
Sausalito and will start an internship with 
Landor & Assoc, in July. She is still seeing 
boyfriend of 2 yrs. Ken, She's getting lots of 
exercise, i,e,, triathalons, a swim team, run- 
ning and bicycling She sees Gay Kenny '82, 
who is doing great, and her child Max. 
Stirling Cassidy Smith had a spring ski 
trip to Steamboat Springs; son. Alec, is be- 
coming quite the little skier. Back in NYC, 
her stationery business, Stirling's Special- 
ties, keeps her busy. Letha Dameron 
ZackowskI and Scott moved to Cincinnati 
after he returned from Desert Storm. Scott 
was with the 2nd Marine Div. out of Camp 
Lejeune, NC where they lived 90-91 , Now he 
is doing 3 yrs outservice training in 
Emergency Medicine and she is in constant 
motherhood training with her 2 wonderful 
monsters Zack (4) and Dameron Anne (1). 
Letha sees Margaret Robinson 
Tallmadge who also lives in Cincinnati, 
and is an analytical chemist. She and her 
husband Daniel, are buying their first home. 
Tracy Drake Hamilton teaches dyslexic 
and attention deficit children. She and hus- 
band Greg expect their first child in Aug. 
Henrietta White Palmer reports all is 
well and that Hugh (3) loves his little brother 
Reid (1), Mara Ryan stopped working for 
Club Med last Oct. She has been travelling 
and looks fonward to returning to hospital 
work. She keeps in touch with Stephanie 
Skinner Fortunate who moved into a new 
house in PA. Her husband Paul, sons Drew 
(4) and Corey (2) are fine. Mara also sees 
Kearsley Rand Walsh who is separated 
and living back home with adorable sons 
Angus (2 1/2) and Duncan (8 mos). Harriet 
Bielitsky Anderson and her sons attended 
Angus' 2nd birthday party and Kearsley says 
"Harriet looks great and her boys are terrific." 
Florence Baldwin, who received an MBA 
from Tulane, is married to Tom Lanford, has 
2 children and lives in Dallas, Liecie 
Rowland Hollis is with husband Nick and 
son Ash (2) in San Antonio, TX, Elaine 
Arozarena writes from Milan, Italy, where 
she has transferred, after 10 yrs,, to a Sister 
Company within the D&B group and 
has been promoted to VP! Anne-marie 
McAndrews Pagli, husband John, and 
sons Alexander (5) and Christian (3) moved 
to her hometown ol Madisson, CT Claire 
McDonnell Purnell and husband John, 



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live in Annapolis and spend lots of time in 
Chestertown on ttie Eastern Shore of MD. 
Sfie saw Sarane IVIcHugh, l(eeps in toucfi 
witti Liz Winson, and reports tfiat Irish 
Matthews Pilonero moved to TX and 
started tier own business Molly Rogers 
Cramer vKorks in money management for 
Tucker Anttiony and is mom to Bo (2) and 
Caroline (9 mos.) Tfiey moved into a new 
apt. and look forward to summer travel. 
IVIolly reports ttiat: Angle Odom works tor 
Complete Healtti in Birmingfiam; Virginia 
Donald, also in Birmingfiam, tias a very 
successful tabletop business called Table 
fVlatters: and Olivia Chaplin Baker (a part- 
time lavi/yer) and tier husband are parents to 
daughterMary, born 10/92. Molly also sees 
Heather Freeman, who lives in Brooklyn 
f^eights and does interior decorating. 
Maggie McCarthy Stoeffel, husband 
Dave and children Katherine (4) and James 
(2 1/2). moved to CT 1/93. fVlaggie is thrilled 
to be back on the East coast. She keeps in 
touch with Barbara Lackey 79. Carol 
Hays Hunley who has 2 girls and Vickie Ar- 
cher who just had baby #2. Kathleen 
McTaggart Allen, in England, started 2- 
yr. teacher training program at King Alfred's 
College in Winchester. Sharon McGrath 
Gardner now has 3 daughtersi Elizabeth (8) 
who was recently in her first horse show, 
Katherine (4 1/2) and Anne born 12/92. 
Sharon is busy with the girls and volunteer 
work. Her husband Buddy recently started 
his own printing business in NYC. Sharon 
reports that Joy Gillio married John 
Biaocco 6/91 and that she was in the wed- 
ding. Joy gave birth to John Patrick Jr. in 3/ 
93 Sharon Resener Miller, in Atlanta, 
gave birth to son Bailey Baird Miller 2/93. 
Lisa Allison Barnhart, husband Steve and 
daughter Allison also live in Atlanta where 
Lisa works tor Coca Cola. Virginia Carabelli 
'82 is in Santa Fe. NM. Pam Weekes '83 
works lor Norma Kamali in NYC. Ellen 
Hagan Brown moved from Memphis back 
to Roanoke, and is happy to be back East. 
All is well with her family; husband Whitney, 
sons Whitney (5) and Hugh (2) and old 
faithful dog Boone Ellen sent news that 
Oaughty Hagan Godfrey and husband 
Chuck, are new parents of William Roland 
Godfrey Charia Borchers Leon is very 
involved in her community. She serves on 
6 Boards and is Pres, ol the Jr. League. Ac- 
tive in TX politics, she is on the State Repub- 
lican Exec. Comm. for 18 counties and was 
elected as 1st Delegate from District 14 to 
the 1992 Rep. Nat. Convention. She is still 
involved in the family ranching business and 
her husband's 3rd generation homefurnish- 
ings business. Boo Major lives in a small 
house on 108 acres in BIythewood. SC and 
is still seeing her boyfriend of 7 yrs. She 
teaches riding in the Midlands, doing a lot 
of eventing and buying and selling. She has 
hall ownership in a Hanoverian stallion and 
plans to compete him in the Fall. She helped 
birth her first foal and looks forward to 2 
other broodmares due in June. She is sorry 
to report that her father passed away in 
March, but happy that she was Maid of 
Honor in her sister's wedding in April. 



Marlene Weber Delledera is well and 
living in Lynchburg. Virginia Zenke mar- 
ried William Franklin Meacham III in Greens- 
boro, NC 5/3/92. Edna Martin lives with 
fiance. Burn. 2 dogs, 4 horses in the Quabbin 
woods of MA and attends grad school in 
Child Psychology Molly Davis Garone is 
busy with daughter Madeleine (3 1/2), her 
home-based stationery business, volunteer 
work and smocking and sewing. I received 
two unsigned cards. The first read "I've 
moved back to Atlanta and work for 
Copeland Hirther design & communication. 
We are designing lots of things for the 
Atlanta Olympics! I see Wendi Wood Tho- 
mas and Bobin Bryant a lot - they look great 
and Wendi is getting married!" The second 
read "Tom and I are moving to NY in late 
summer. We don't have a house, but are 
looking in Westchester County and CT. Tom 
will be working lor First Boston Corp " 

Tommy and I, still in NYC. look fonA/ard 
towhen we will have a normal life. i.e. house, 
dog, car, children, etc. I've been working at 
Williams-Sonoma and am working on the 
SBC Alumnae Club of NY cookbook. It will 
be published in Fair93 and at $10, will make 
the pertect holiday gift. Please let me know 
if you'd like to order. Thanks so much for 
writing: I appreciate all the info., particularly 
about those who have been "missing". Re- 
member that each of you has a page in the 
scrapbook, so feel free to send me photos, 
etc. at any time. I'd love to hear from you 
anytime! (212-421-2397) 



1985 



President: Dale Banfield 

Secretary: El Warner 

Fund Agent: Karia Kennedy Newman 

"We know time," says Dean Moriarty. 
but I don't think I really know time at all be- 
cause it certainly doesn't feel like a year has 
passed since our last update. As usual, there 
are weddings to report. Romi Williams 
married Brendan Chadwick in February: 
Sherry Booth Shanahan was a brides- 
maid, and Sloane Yeadon Mills (1984) 
was a soloist Linda Miller was in Debbie 
Fischer Oleisky's wedding last summer, 
where she saw Elizabeth Kelly Ravitz and 
Laurie Limpitlaw. Elizabeth still lives in 
NJ with her husband and works for AT&T, 
while Laurie finished her Master's degree 
and will enter a doctoral program this fall. 
Ro Gambrill finished architecture school 
and moved back to Birmingham, and by the 
time you read this she will have married 
Kendall Holmann. Cheryl Fortin Young 
was a bridesmaid in Rebecca Laung's (1986) 
wedding Jill Redpath Noland attended 
Patti Dolan's wedding, where she saw 
Catty Hubbard, Cora Heard (1986), and 
Elizabeth Wood (1986). 

We've been busy having children this 
year (that's a royal "we" ~ I haven't yel re- 
praduced) Kama Boswell Koudelka had 
her first child, Bobby, last Oct., while Kelley 
Manderson Fitzpatrickand husband C T 



are expecting their first child in June. Leigh 
Watkins Taylor is still living in New 
Zealand, where she bought a thoroughbred 
farm and had her first baby girl last year. 
Ginger Ryon Church and John relocated 
to Lynchburg, VA, and expect their first child 
in July Louellen Brooks Meyer contin- 
ues to teach piano in San Angelo, TX. She 
is expecting her second child this summer, 
as is Lori Waller Underwood, who is still 
living in London with her husband Keith. 
Nancy Finley Worcester and Jim are still 
in Hawaii, and they had a baby girl last July. 
Christine Corcoran Trauth had a son in 
December, while Dale Banfield Banning 
and husband Scott had a son last Thanks- 
giving Day Caroline Clayton Tufts and 
Chris are expecting a baby in August, and 
Leanne Weber Kreis is also expecting a 
child this summer She and George still live 
in Annapolis KarIa Kennedy Newman 
still lives and works in New York; she also 
expects her first child this summer. Finally, 
Perry Liles Lucas moved from DC back 
to NC, where Bob will work as an attorney 
They are expecting a baby in December. 
Frances Clardy Hooper threw Perry a 
going-away party in her new house in 
Alexandria, VA. Frances is working for a 
special events management firm and 
renovating her house. 

A few of us were not pregnant this year. 
Kim Knox is in Atlanta, working as a con- 
servation assistant at Atlanta's Document 
Conservation Center; she stays in touch with 
Katie Hearn, who is still in Baltimore. 
Baba Fountain moved to Cambridge and 
received a big promotion at WGBH in 
Boston, where she is now Director of 
Multimarket UndenAiriting. Maria Elena 
Ferran Ford and Todd are living in 
Charlotte, NC. She has been busy writing a 
feature film. "Natural Hazards," Laura 
Groppe is still in LA. She is first Assistant 
Director on a film starring Corbin Bersen. 
and she sees Chris Svoboda (1984) often. 
Anne Maus reports that she has been 
nominated for membership in the Republi- 
can Senatorial Inner Circle and the Republi- 
can National Candidate Trust in Washington. 
DeAnne Blanton is still living in Northern 
Virginia and working for the National Ar- 
chives. She published two articles this year 
on women soldiers in the 19th century. 
MallJhai Lawrence Tambyah has been 
living in Australia and teaching in a high 
school, and Suzanne Weaver Zimmer 
has also been teaching, but in a preschool 
program for at-risk children. Julie Shields 
Hickman finished her Master's degree in 
Environmental Studies and is working for the 
California Environmental Protection Agency 
and living by the beach. 

Nancy McMullen moved back to the 
Baltimore area, where she works as a nurse 
by day but becomes a horsewoman by night. 
Lenetta Archard McCampbell accepted 
a new assignment with Amoco in Chicago 
and has been busy commuting between 
there and Minneapolis, where her husband 
Duncan continues to live. Patsy Kraeger 
relocated to Phoenix, where she is practic- 
ing international human rights law and where 



she recently founded an alumna chapter, 
Cecily Schuiz also practices law but in Al- 
exandria, VA She enjoys life in DC and see- 
ing all the SBC alums who live in the area. 
Ellen Carver is still directing Admissions 
for the George School in PA and still volun- 
teering for Youth Community Services and 
Habitat for Humanity. Renata Leckszas 
lives in Annapolis, where she has founded 
her own business. Crab Creek Catering. 
Renata recently traveled to Guatemala to 
help establish an adult literacy program. 
Cathleen Dunkle and Kurt were also busy 
traveling, to China and to Canada. Last (but 
never least), Whitney Machnik has been 
student teaching outside of New Haven, CT. 
She will receive her certification later this 
year. We send her our condolences on the 
loss of her aunt, Byrd Stone. 

I've had a busy year commuting to 
Williamsburg, where I am a Visiting Assis- 
tant Professor of English at the College of 
William and Mary. By the time you read this. 
I will have received my PhD in English from 
UVa. I hope to hear from everyone again next 
year. 



1989 



President: lei Ollison 
Secretary: Margaret Frazier 
Fund Agent: Gina Pollock 

Great to hear from so many of you. I 
hope that we will see each other and hear 
more news in person at our five year 
REUNION. May 27-29. 1994, 

Latane Spencer and I have discov- 
ered the wild west! After traveling to Asia. I 
decided to head west. Latane and I drove to 
Utah in Jan, and are living in Park City. 
Latane works in a cafe and does baby-sitting 
and I work at a hotel in Deer Valley We love 
the mountain life! Latane will continue her 
trek across the Slates to work in a country 
inn at Glacier Bay. Alaska. I will be in 
Park City through the summer. We found 
Wesley Powell dining in Latane's cafe one 
night and you can imagine the reception that 
received!!! 

Beth Farmer and Steve enjoy parent- 
hood to son. Ethan, born 1/7. Molly 
Currens Gaskins and Bob are still in 
Oakton, VA where she works for Shearson 
Lehman Bros. She has received her broker's 
license. They expect their first child in mid- 
Nov Regina Sances Volman writes that 
Coleburn is 2. She and Kevin are continu- 
ing renovation of their home and she is 
doing her B S. in nursing which she 
will complete in a year. Amy Ottaway 
Zambetti is in Scottsdale, AZ where she 
was transferred from Las Vegas. She is an 
Export Consultant and is operating her own 
business called "Exports A-Z." She is apply- 
ing to Thunderbird (American Grad. School 
of Internationai Management) in Scottsdale, 
where Rebecca Hendix and Penny 
Burnett are now. In Mexico City, Adriana 
Buckman works for TELEVISA, the biggest 
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interviews and edits tor a talk stiow and tias 
t)egun her own film production company. 

Nancy Quinonas is a Project Assis- 
tant tor Smith, Bucklin and Associates in 
Wasfiington. D.C. Stie is a member of ttie 
Capital Rowing Glut). Stie stays busy tiorse- 
back riding, roller-blading, talking to SBC 
classmates and enjoying her "retired-racer 
greyhound dog' with her boyfriend. Mel- 
issa Reed Hammond was married 10/3 
on Martha's Vineyard to Andrew Hammond. 
They live in Mansfield, MA and work in Bos- 
ton. She is a Marketing Specialist at Colo- 
nial Investments with the Bank Division. 
Kelli Ketchum will gel her Masters in 
Clinical Psychology in May from UNC- 
Greensboro and take a year off before con- 
tinuing with her PhD. In her time off she will 
marry Jeffery Biederman. a graduate of 
Hampden-Sydney and native of her home 
town. Eden Rue is in her fourth year of her 
PhD in chemistry at the University of Cali- 
fornia. Santa Cmz. She got engaged to Chris 
Scholin on the Winter Solstice and plans to 
marry next year in Minnesota. Twig O'dell 
Tucker and Jimmy will move back to 
Richmond in July where Jimmy will work 
for Philip Morris. She'll go to Copenhagen 
for Karen Greer's wedding! Karen Greer 
will be getting married to Richard 7/31 in 
Copenhagen and they have bought a 
tiouse in San Francisco. She has been 
teaching kindergarten at an all boys school 
in San Francisco and loves it. Christine 
Hostelley works for an Employee Benefits 
Consulting firm, O'Neil Finnegan and 
Jordan, as an Account Executive. She enjoys 
the Junior League and skiing. Tracy 
Wortliington-Ginn married Robert Ginn 
2/5/93 and they are looking for land to build 
a house Amy Jenlcins Millican earned 
her masters degree this year! She and her 
husband moved to Richmond where he is 
going to law school. 

Sarah Stanton and Murray are add- 
ing on to their house, putting up fencing for 
horse pasture, finishing the barn and a gar- 
den. She is enjoying Idaho and now has 5 
piano students. Stacey M. Hannan is still 
a technical writer at Siemens and working on 
her masters at Florida Atlantic Univ. Mary 
North Church was accepted to the training 
program at Chase Manhattan Bank and will 
move to WC in May. She spent a month in 
Ecuador with Johanna Woodlin Lopez. 
Missy Wallcer has a new apt. in Roanoke. 
She is Physician Account Analyst at Roanoke 
Memorial Hospital and is having a wonder- 
ful time. Audrey Mullen bought a condo 
last July and started a small PR and special 
events consulting group. She tries to place 
SBC girls in internships whenever possible! 
Oelisa Duncan-Zellem, in Waco, Texas, 
is Director of Social Sen/ices for a local re- 
tirement community. She is working towards 
her PhD in Educational Psychology at 
Baylor. She was married to Nicholas John 
Zellem 2/13/93. Heather Carney Rooney 
moved to Dallas and works at the U.S. Envi- 
ronmental Protection Agency. She and her 
husband Frank are expecting a baby in Sept. 
Laura Mangus is busy with her new and 
challenging business, "The Oregon School 



of Herbal Studies,' outside Eugene, OR. Her 
time is spent writing, teaching, gardening, 
taking care of business and enjoying their 30 
acres of forest and meadows. Wheat Story 
is teaching mentally retarded children in 
Memphis and loving it. Kristen Layman 
graduated from the Univ. of Baltimore Law 
School, passed the Maryland bar exam and 
now works at the Justice Department in D.C. 
Allyson Welch is still a software developer 
at General Research Corp. She lives in 
McLean and sees many SBC classmates. 
Sharon Bittner has her M.A. in library sci- 
ence and IS looking for an academic refer- 
ence position. In the meantime she is a 
research assistant for a professor and work- 
ing at KOPN radio in the music library, tak- 
ing a class and playing pool. Tish Marfcey 
Hutter and Rob were married last June and 
are now in Wichita, KS. She works for the 
NBC affiliate in advertising sales and loves 
her job. They also enjoy their new puppy 
named Chelsea. 

Wendy Hastings, a state and nation- 
ally registered paramedic, is Regional EMS 
Field Coordinator, for counties in PA. She 
is also a state EMT Evaluator and an officer 
for her local Fire Company /Ambulance. Beth 
Hodgkins Green and her husband Brad are 
approaching their 3rd wedding annlv. and 
are in West Hartford, CT where Beth is the 
Director of Placement and Human Resources 
at a Technical College. Emily Miller lives 
in Crested Butte. CO. She studies at 
Boulder and tinished at Western State in 
Gunnison, CO. She owns "Alpine Kites" in 
Crested Butte, works in the clinic in physi- 
cal therapy and also in the hospital in 
Gunnison Suzanne Jarrett Mason 
teaches English and drama at Nelson County 
H.S. Michelle Teuscher is still at IBM and 
lives in Alexandria. She got engaged to Dan 
Walsh and they will be married in CO 9/18/ 
93. Sarah Consolino Murphy loves 
teaching second grade at Greens Farms 
Academy but will move to Ithaca, NY this fall 
because Bill will be getting his MBA at 
Cornell. Jill A. Needham is living in Mi- 
ami Beach, FL, going to school at Barry Univ. 
and hoping to attend an MSW program in the 
fall. She is working part time also and lov- 
ing life! Lisa Koob is still with Texaco in 
Houston but changed jobs to a planning 
analyst Donna Meyer Hodgert com- 
pleted student teaching at Boonsboro 
Elementry 6th grade and said job prospects 
are good 

Brooke Haw Spencer and Madison 
are still working on their loft and she enjoys 
working at Sweet Briar. Kim Brookes lives 
in Knoxville, and works at Univ. of TN Med. 
Center in the Intensive Care Nursery as an 
R.N. She stays busy with her animals and her 
boyfriend Steve. Lee Webster is finishing 
her first year of SMU's MBA program in 
Dallas. She graduates in May and still rides 
horses. Sarah E. Weigel was promoted to 
Asst. Sales Manager at the Import Flower Co. 
and got engaged in Feb. to Robert. Julie 
Littleton Smith still loves teaching kinder- 
garten! She and Buddy had a baby boy 1 1/ 
19 named Harrison Franklin Smith. JoAnn 
Bogolin, still in Atlanta, now works for 



KPMG Peat Marwick. She was recently in 
Stacy Meadow's ('88) wedding. Clara 
Green lives in Arlington and attended Chris- 
tina Stoltz's wedding in Feb. She performed 
the lead in the musical "Shenandoah" at a 
local professional theatre Pauline Palm 
and her husband are in Fort Worth and she 
teaches at a KinderCare Learning Center. Jill 
Causby is inside sales merchandiser in the 
retail sales division of Ferguson Enterprises. 
lei Ollison left DC. after working for 
President Bush for 3 years. Tracy Carter 
Warren was married to Andrew Warren 9/ 
5. He is on the General Electric Audit Staff. 
They bought a house in Ridgelield, CT and 
she looks forward to being in Sherri 
Brockwells and Mary Ann Kramlichs 
weddings this fall. She is a Marketing 
Manager at a Promotional Marketing Com- 
pany in Nonwalk, CT. Michelle Lenanne 
is in Naples, FL working tor her dad in the 
international computer software war. She 
learned how to fly and has taken over her 
dad's single engine Cessna 182! Helen 
Bradley Tarbutton was married to Charles 
Tarbutton 5/16/92 and they live in Sanders- 
ville, GA. Leslie Corrado, Rebecca Hendrix, 
Dana De Holl. and Beth Gottlieb were brides- 
maids. 

Sara Ghrist is completing her nursing 
degree at Boston College. Amy Sanidas is 
working on her masters at Simmons in Bos- 
ton. Laura Harding Lawson is a travel 
consultant for Travel Air World Travel in 
Richmond. Susan McDonnell graduated 
from Univ. of CO. Boulder with a liberal arts 
degree in biology. She was married 1/92 and 
lives in Clarksville. TN. Kathleen Rosato 
Reziosi married Jonothan Reziosi and 
works in the arts in Princeton where they 
reside. Kimberly Kline in Tampa, is fin- 
ishing her master's in counseling and work- 
ing full time as an asst. program director for 
Alzheimer residents. Coralee Diane 
Webster is doing an MBA at SMU in Dal- 
las. She completed a 2-yr. management 
trainee program with Napa Valley Bank upon 
graduation from SBC. This past year com- 
peting in Combined Training she rode 
her Connemara mare to win American 
Connemara Pony Society "Horse of the Year" 
-a national award! Stacey White lives in 
Atlanta with Karen Cole. 

Beth Donald started a new job with the 
International Division of Sterling Software, 
in Colombus, OH. She will train there for 6 
mos. then move to London for at least 2 yrs. 
She was a bridesmaid in Legare Davis's 
wedding last June with Heather Varney 
Rooney and Edie Rue. Deana Catana 
Lemert married Robert Faull Lemert 12/5/ 
92 in Greenville. SC, Her attendants were 
Mari Wells and Michelle Teusher. Her hus- 
band is a 1st year med. student at MUSC. 
Cindy Fortner Bennett married Archie 
Bennett 6/27/92 in Dallas and they now live 
in Houston. Patricia Witcher married 
Rodney Jordan last Aug. at Sweet Briar in 
the Chapel. She is a cost accountant with 
Golden Eagle Construction Company. Pam 
Ward received her master of education in 
curriculum and instruction from Lynchburg 
College. 



SWEET BRIAR 



ALUMWAE MAOAZIWE 



Elltor 


N*NC» GODWIN BALDWIN ^7 


•sslstani Editor 
and Clan Hum HIU 


NOREEN DONNEUY PASKEB 


Managing Edltot 


LOUISE SWIECKIZWGARO -80 


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LyntnourgVA 


Alumnaa Board, S<MI Briar MinnM AssMladoa 
JalTl,1933-jBMSII, ISM 


Pres'dcnl 


HANCYHUDlEBKEUFFa^ 
Bloixi*eMHilJs.MI 


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HYTHMONMCHBArOUOW 

Oallas.TX 


Second VcePresidOT 


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Itiinl Vice PiKMent 
and Aiurmae Admissions 


LY^INEGA«D^eDE™B^■68 
NorwIUCI 


Seotary 


ANNYOUNSBIOOMM 
Wyrainood.PA 


Trrasurer 


MARGABET (ROBIN) 
CHRISTIAN RYAN 74 
Wellesloy.MA 


Wumnae Fund Cfair 


MILDRED (BEE) NEWMAN 
THAYER -61 
Madison. HI 


NomnSing Oiair 


ANNEMHtCERKORNESAYK 
Salon Rouge. LA 


Acadeniic Oulreadt 

Cfa.r 


ANNE WILSON ROWtW 
f redencksturg. VA 


RagionI Claln 


MARY CARY AMBLER 57 

ScaisdaleNY 




UARJORIE UCGRAW 
MCDONALD W 
Riolon. MO 




SANDRA TAYLOR 
CRAIGHEAD 74 
Ricl>nanl.VA 




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Siitsideeeacli.SC 




LUCY DARBY COLE 78 
TarmaR. 




LINDA MAE VISOCAN -87 
Cle»elan0.0« 




LILLIAN SINKS SWSEYS) 
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MARGARET STUART WILSON 

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NewOrtans,LA 




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Dallas. TX 




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KAIHYRN HAW -^ 
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College Sanv TX 



Members of Hie Board ol Directors ol Sweet Briar 
nominated by tne Alumnae Association and elected 
by ttie Board ot Directors at Sweet Briar PA'R CiA 
NEAlE van CLlEf 72. NicWIasvilie, KY. ETHEL XOEN 
BURWELL U. Grosse Pointe Fams. Ml: MARSHA TAYLOR- 
DELAiN 76. Dover. DE. MARY (HOLLIE) JOHNSON 
NaSON U. Lookout Mountain. TN 

El Officio: lYN0llLAn0&R0NES'4S.ViiginiaBeadl.VA. 
Planned Giviiig Ctiair. aiZABETM DOUCETT mi '42 
Soutneni Pmes. NC. Boxwood Circle Cnair and Ftfid Agert 

Chair; JQDY RAINES BfllNKLEY 57, RicJimond. VA Annual 
Fund ClHir VAUGHAN INGE MORRISSETTE V MoOile. AL, 
Reunion Gilts Cnair; MARIE (MIMI) CHAPIN PLUMLEY 57. 
Altinglon. VA. Reunion Gitts Ctiail-elect: KANCY GODWIN 
BALDWIN 57. Monroe. VA Editor. Ahmnae Uagame. 
LOUISE SWIECKi ZINGARO W. Saeel Boar. VA Ondn. 
Alumnae Association. 



44 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



IN THE SWEET BRIAR TRADITION 



Carolyn Martindale Blouin '30: 

Where Is Lucifer's Chair? 



"Lucy Crawford made 
Sweet Briar into a bigger place 
— bigger in mind, bigger in 
heart, bigger in spirit. She 
taught philosophy for 33 
years, nurturing and inspiring 
eight generations of students. 

"Her sparkling personality; 
her dedication to integrity; her 
gifted, compelling manner of 
teaching; her depth of caring 
for those of us who were 
wayward; her delightful, un- 
predictable sense of humor - 
all these traits drew students 
into her orbit. 

"Young people took to her 
instantly. .My own children 
loved Miss Lucy and it's easy 
to see why. 

"Once, on a visit back to 
campus, my eldest son, 
Denny, broke a piece of chalk. 




Lucy Shepard Crawford 



I said. Oh. gee. Denny, you 
shouldn't have done that.' But 
Miss Lucy's response was. 
Look. Denny, now you have 
two pieces!' 

"Like so many alumnae, I 
lost Luc>' Crawford during the 
busiest years of my life. Vt'hen 
she died in 1963. we were all 
enmeshed in obligations to 
our families and communities. 
I'm not saying we didn't rally; 
we did. The Best of Lucifer, a 
priceless collection of Miss 
Lucy's work, is testimony to 
our devotion. 

"Every copy of the book 
came with a little card that 
read, 'All proceeds from the 
sale of this book will go to the 
Endowment Fund of the Lucy 
Shepard Crawford Chair of 
Philosophy at Sweet Briar 
College.' 

"From the outstanding 
alumnae who completed the 
project to all of us who pur- 
chased copies of the book - 
we all thought that we were 
making a meaningful contribu- 
tion to the memory of Miss 
Lucy. 

"But. as it turns out. we 
never raised enough money to 
adequately support the en- 
dowment! 

"As of 1993. the gifts set 
aside for the Lucy Shepard 
Crawford Chair of Philosophy 
are nowhere near the amount 
required to fund a true profes- 
sorship. 

"It breaks my heart, espe- 
cially since the endowment 
was announced, with .Miss 
Lucy present, at Sweet Briar's 
fiftieth commencement in 
1959. She was so honored. 



"I don't know how we have 
let this slip, but, to quote The 
Best of Lucifer, "There can be 
no real success without occa- 
sional failure; perhaps only 
after recurrent failure do we 
really succeed.' 

"■When you think about it. 
the timing is perfect. In addi- 
tion to ancient oldsters' like 
me, alumnae from the '40s and 
'50s are now reaching a time 
in their lives when they can 
afford to include the College 
in their financial plans. 

"The simplest way to 
contribute to Miss Lucy's 
professorship is through your 
will. Alumnae can designate a 
specific dollar amount, a piece 
of real estate, stocks - what- 
ever seems the most appropri- 
ate. Lucifer touched so many 
lives. Once the word is out, 
I'm sure alumnae bequests will 
come pouring in. 

"After all. .Miss Luc\' took 
on much greater challenges, 
always with energy to spare. 
At a moment like this she 
would say to us, "There is just 
one thing that we can answer 
with certaint\" - and that is 
that the times call for the 
sacrifice of non-essentials, for 
dedication of spirit, and an 
eagerness to ser\"e our fellow- 
man such as we have never 
known before. How do we 
measure up to this test?'" 



A loyal and supportive 
alumna. Carolyn Martindale 
Blouin was bom at Sweet 
Briar and lived on campus for 
the first 12 years of her life. 
WJbew she was ready for col- 
lege. Dr. Mary Harley. the 
same campus physician who 
delivered her. made it possible 
for Carolyn to return. As a 




Carolyn Mart- j;t = 



member of the Class of 
1930, Carolyn can testify to 
Professor Crawford's lifelong 
influence on her students. 
"Miss Lucy, " she says, "exuded 
honesty. Her passion for broth- 
erhood and community was 
inexhaustible and she acted on 
her beliefs. Emulating Lucy 
Crawford was impossible. You 
wanted to be like her- you 
couldn t be like her- but you 
did your darnedest.'" 



For more information about making a gift to the Lucy Shepard 
Crawford Chair of Philosophy or making a bequest of any kind, 
please contact Mitchell L. Moore, Vice President for 
Development, P.O. Box G, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, 
Virginia 24595, (804) 381-6161. 





Calendar 




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BRIAR COLLEGE 
New students arrive 


19 9 3 






August 24 






August 27 


Returning students arrive 




August 28 


Registration 




August 30 


Opening Convocation: Distinguished Alumna Award 




September 17-19 


Recognition Weekend, Baltimore, MD 




October 1-3 


Alumnae Council 




October 1 


Founders' Day: Outstanding Alumna Award 




October 15 


Friends of Library meeting 




October 17-18 


Admissions Open House for Seniors 




October 23-24 


Families Weekend 




October 29 


Friends of Art meeting. New York City 




November 7-8 


Admissions Open House for Seniors 




November 11 


Admissions One-Day Program for Area Seniors 




November 18-20 


Board of Directors Meetings 




November 23-28 


Thanksgiving Recess 




December 3 


Classes end 




December 4-10 


Examination period 




December 1 





End of term 
Winter Term begins 


19 9 4 






January 3 






January 5 


Winter Forums Lecture (1994 series focuses on health care) 




January 12 


Winter Forums Lecture 




January 15-16 


Alumnae Association Executive Committee meeting 




January 19 


Winter Forums Lecture 




January 26 


Winter Forums Lecture 




January 28 


Winter Term ends 




Febaiary 2-13 


Alumnae College Tour: The Indonesian Archipelago 




February 3 


Spring Term begins 




February 19-21 


Admissions Open House for Scholars 




March 18 


Spring Recess begins 




March 28 


Classes resume 




April 10-11 


Admissions Weekend for Accepted Applicants 




April 21-23 


Board of Directors meetings 




April 22-24 


Alumnae Association Board meetings 




April 29 


Friends of Art and Library meetings 




May 1-2 


Admissions Open House for Juniors and Sophomores 




May 7-19 


Alumnae College Tour: France 




May 11 


Classes end 




May 13-18 


Examination period 




May 21 


Baccalaureate Service 




May 22 


Eighty-fifth Commencement 




May 27-29 


Alumnae Reunion 




June 20-July 2 


Alumnae College Tour: Great Britain 




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SWEET BRIAR 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



WINTER 1994 









s we enter the 
New Year at Sweet 
Briar, we have 
much for which to 
be thankful, 
express gratitude, and feel fulfillment. As 
you read this issue of the Sweet Briar 
Alumnae Magazine, you will see many 
examples of the dedication and commit- 
ment of alumnae, parents, and friends to 
this institution, exemplified not only in 
"bricks and mortar," but also in ways 
which affect the academic program, 
access for students, and other areas of 
the College. 

We have dedicated several wonder- 
fLil new facilities on the campus in 1993- 
Each of these ceremonies of dedication 
reminded me that Sweet Briar is the 
college it is today because of past 
strengths on which it could build, 
foundations still there for the young 
women of today. Alumnae provided 
those foundations, and now alumnae are 
improving upon them! It is a glorious 
circle of involvement and commitment 
to which you belong. 

As we enter 1994, John, Katherine, 
and I do so with our own sense of 
thankfulness, gratitude, and fulfillment 
that we are a part of this community that 
is Sweet Briar. 

Warmest wishes, 

Barbara A. Hill 
President 







Sweet Briar students enjoy reception following the dedication of thie new Samuel E. Upchiurch Wing of tine 
Guion Science Center 



WINTER 1 994 



VOL. 64, NO. 2 




SPECIAL SECTION 

Dedications; Wliat's New 8 

•^^ FEATURES 

^ ^ ^^^ Ann Samford Upchurch: 1993 Outstanding Alumna 2 

^^^ ATexan Loo(<sat Ann Richards 4 

^J Why Shakespeare Didn't Know Grannmar 6 

^ Facts on Financial Aid 12 

Networking 14 

DEPARTMENTS 

Mini Reunions 13 

^^^1^ In the Spotlight 16 

^^^J Club Corner 21 

' Fronnthe Museum 23 

*^^^^ Notices and Recent Deaths 25 

V^^ Class Notes 27 

^A \ In the Sweet Briar Tradition inside back cover 

Cover Photo: Raid Dormitory on a snowy winter evening. Cover Photo by Charles Shoffner 

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ALUMNAEMAGAZINE 1 




Ann Samford Upchurch: 

Sweet Briar's 1993 
Outstanding Alumna 

Presentation of the award by Alumnae Association President Nancy Hudler Keuffel '62 
Acceptance remarks by Ann Upchurch '48 



Nancy Keuffel 

Each year, tlie Alumnae Association 
pays warm tribute to a very special 
alumna by naming her the recipient 
of an award established to acknowl- 
edge enduring commitment and devotion to 
the College. 

The Outstanding Alumna Award was first 
presented by former Sweet Briar President 
Anne Gary Pannell in 1968 to honor the first 
five graduates, members of the Class of 1910. 

Subsequently, it has been presented on 
Founders' Day to Sweet Briar graduates who 
have been out of college at least 15 years, in 
recognition of outstanding service to the 
College in a volunteer capacity. Nominations 
are invited from the entire Sweet Briar family, 
through the Stveet Briar Alumnae Magazine, 
and the selection committee is composed of 
alumnae, the president of the College, and 
representatives of the faculty and staff. 

The list of recipients includes names that 
cause the collective Sweet Briar head to bow 
in homage and admiration. Those who have 
received the award are worthy successors to 
the founders of Sweet Briar we honor today, 
for, like our founders, they cherish Indiana 
Fletcher Williams' dream to create a women's 
college of the first rank. 

Their devotion and loyalty to Sweet Briar 
have been an inspiration to others to continue, 
and to sustain the dream that is now a reality: 
Sweet Briar exists, and carefully educates 
women to take their places in the worid with 
a sense of the responsibilities achievement 
brings. 

The Outstanding Alumna we honor 
today shares Miss Indy's vision and hopes for 
Sweet Briar. Not only has she numired the 
College; she has been an example to all in 
the finest and highest traditions of service, 
both "out in front" and behind the scenes. 

The 1948 Briar Patch had this to say 
about her: "Sammie is a combination of at 



least three in one. In blue jeans for Paint & 
Patches scenery work.. .with a hockey stick... 
or hashing over philosophic problems... 
Sammie is always going somewhere. Only 
one of many ambitions is to be a champion 
golfer. She constantly amazes us... with her 
ability and enthusiasm.. .and she loves Siveet 
Briar almost as much as it loves her." 

A prescient observation, and an apt 
prediction of "Sammie's" life after Sweet Briar! 
The "Sammie" her classmates referred to is 
Ann Samford Upchurch of the Class of 1948. 

Ann Upchurch majored in religion at 
Sweet Briar. An accomplished athlete, she 
achieved "one of her many ambitions" in 
1946: she won the Alabama State Women's 
Golf Championship — and she has remained 
active in the Ladies Professional Golf Associa- 
tion, serving on the National Rules Commit- 
tee of the LPGA, and traveling a great deal to 
help conduct golf tournaments. 

Ann retumed to her native Alabama after 
graduation and married the late Dr. Samuel 
E. Upchurch, a pioneer in reconstaictive 
surgery. They raised tliree children: twin 
girls. Dr. Kathy Upchurch Takvorian and Dr. 
Ginger Upchurch Collier, and a son, Samuel 
E. Upchurch, Jr., who married Cheryl Viar of 
Sweet Briar's Class of 1974. 

Ann is very much the hands-on owner 
of a large ranch. Grey Rocks Farm, near 
Montgomery, where she breeds Santa 
Gertnidis cattle. 

But in spite of strong vocational and 
avocational commitments, she has always 
had time to show her deep devotion to 
Sweet Briar, giving generously of her time, 
energy, attention, and resources on behalf of 
the College. 

Active at the local level in Sweet Briar 
Club work, Ann also has served Sweet Briar 
on the National Alumnae Committee for the 
Sweet Briar Development Program in 1953, 
and on the Executive Board of the Alumnae 



Association, as Regional Chair from 1968- 
1970, Second Vice President during 1970-71, 
and Finance Chair in 1971-73. From 1973 
until 1977, she served on the College's Board 
of Overseers. 

It is my privilege and profound pleasure 
to present Ann Samford Upchurch with the 
highest honor the College can bestow on one 
of its own: the Outstanding Alumna Award. 

Ed. note: Ann made her way to the 
podium to a standing ovation, and caused a 
second round of applause amidst laughter by 
apologizing for being a little hoarse... she 
explained that the night before, she and a 
group of her classmates on hand to share in 
the celebration, "got together for a little party 
— and we thought it was still 1948! 

Ann Upchurch 

I guess there is not any way anyone can 
express her feelings regarding receiving 
the award which it has just been my 
privilege to receive. It came as a total 
surprise to me. I have won in my lifetime 
several awards, but this one of Outstanding 
Alumna is the dearest to my heart, and will 
always be so. I guess the best way to express 
my feelings is to say a simple "thank you." 

I would like to introduce several people 
and ask them to stand: my twins and their 
families. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Collier (Ginger), 
Ann, Katherine, and Louisa; Dr. and Mrs. Tak 
Takvorian (Kathy), Sam, Kate, and Sarah; and 
my son Sam and Cheryl, his wife, and their 
three girls, Shannon, Kit, and Jeanne. Also a 
very special friend from Mobile, Mrs. Robert 
M. Whiting (Sue); and two other special 
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Martin (Peggy) 
from Atlanta. Peggy and I have known each 
other from about the age of 12, and Tom I've 
known since Sweet Briar days, when he was 
dating Peggy. Incidentally, Peggy won this 
award two years ago. I thank you all for 
coming to be with me today. 

If you have totaled up, I have eight 
granddaughters and one grandson. I hope to 
get one or more giris to Sweet Briar, and 
maybe Sam at Davidson. Since three live in 
Boston, and three in Maryland, I think it only 
fitting that they really be exposed to the South 
and its way of life. 

Of course, I have very special feelings 
about my four years at Sweet Briar, and about 
liberal arts colleges in general. I would like to 
share with you one thought which i know is 
not new, but which I think sometimes gets 
lost in the shuffle. A liberal arts college 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 




should do one major thing — and that is not 
to train a student for a career, but rather to 
train the mind of the student to think and to 
reason. I will briefly use myself as an example. 

I graduated from Sweet Briar in 1948 — 
married the following April — had three 
children and had the world by the horns — 
nice husband, nice children, living where I 
had grown up — in other words, thoroughly 
enjoying my life — enough volunteer work to 
keep occupied, along with playing golf. Then 
all of a sudden, the perfect world crashed. My 
husband died in 1968. Sam was a rising junior 
in high school and the twins were off to 
Sweet Briar for their freshman year. AND, I 
was blessed with a 3,500 acre purebred cattle 
operation. Now, bear in mind that I was a 
college graduate, but definitely a city girl. 
About the only cows I had ever been around 
were Sweet Briar's, when we would walk to 
the dairy to get fresh milk. I also knew the 
apple orchard pretty well, but we didn't have 
apples on the ranch. So there I was, faced 
with operating the ranch, which I have done 
for 25 years. A few years ago — six, to be 
exact, at age 60, 1 felt the need of a computer 
for my operations. So, with NO previous 
experience in computers, I worked with a 
man, and we designed a program which I will 
stack up against anyone's. I'll have to admit, I 
think this is the most difficult thing with 
which I have ever dealt. 

BUT, I repeat my premise of a liberal arts 
education. My mind had been trained to 
know how to function. I was able to learn 
about cattle. I was able to learn about com- 
puters and their operations. I was able to pick 
up the pieces of my life and "GO." 

I urge you as faculty and students not to 
lose sight of this premise. As students, take 




TOP:The Upchurch family, gathered at the Boat 
House for a picnic iuncfi before Founders' Day 
Convocation. L-r, front row: Ann Collier; Kit 
Upchurch; Jeanne Upchurch; Louisa Collier; 
Sam Upchurch Takvorian; Kate Takvorian; 
Sarah Takvorian. L-r, back row: Sam Upchurch, 
Jr.; Cheryl Upchurch; Ginger Collier; Tom 
Collier; Ann Upchurcfi; Tak Takvorian; Kathy 
Takvorian; Shannon Upchurch; Katherine 
Collier. 
BOTTOM: Ann Upchurch accepting tier award 



advantage of all you are given during your 
four years. I know there are many times 
when you wonder why — why am I studying 
this? Why do I have to learn that? But long 
after the subject matter is forgotten, the train- 
ing of the mind will never be forgotten. I am 
sure it will be put to use, no matter what your 
endeavors may be. 

May I wish you well. And again, I thank 
you for this most prestigious award. It is 
indeed an honor to receive it. 



Recipients 

of the Outstanding 

Alumna Award 



1968 SBC's first graduates, Class of 1910: 
Anne Cumnock Miller; Eugenia Griffin 
Burnett; Louise Hooper Ewell; Frances 
Murrell Rickards; Annie Powell Hodges 

1969 Edna Lee Gilchrist '26 

1970 Gladys Wester Horton '30 

1971 Mary Huntington Harrison '30 

1972 Phoebe Rows Peters '31 

1973 Edith Durrell Marshall '21 

1974 Florence Freeman Fowler '19 and 
Helen H. McMahon '23 

1975 Elizabeth Prescott Balch '28 

1976 Juliet Halliburton Burnett Davis '35 

1977 Martha von Briesen '31 and Jacquelyn 
Strickland Dwelle '35 

1978 Dorothy Nicholson Tate '38 

1979 Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman '34 

1980 Dale Hutter Harris '53 

1981 Ann Marshall Whitley '47 

1982 Preston Hodges Hill '49 

1983 Mary Elizabeth Doucett Neil! '41 

1984 Nancy Dowd Burton '46 and Jane 
Rosenberry Ewald Tolleson '52 

1985 Julia Sadler de Coligny '34 

1986 Adelaide Boze Glascock '40 and 
Sarah Adams Bush '43 

1987 Julia Gray Saunders Michaux '39 

1988 Evelyn Dillard Grones '45 

1989 Ann Noyes Awtrey Lewis '43 and 
Catherine Fitzgerald Booker '47 

1990 Margaret Sheffield Martin '48 

1991 Sara Shallenberger Brown '32 

1992 Catherine Barnett Brown '49 

1993 Ann Samford Upchurch '48 




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Author's note: My life and Ann 
Richards' political career are 
intertwined. I left Texas to come to 
Sweet Briar when she was elected 
governor in 1990. Hearing her 
talk on October 25 not only made 
me homesick, but got me thinking 
about Texas politics once again. 

Despite sporting a brace on 

her injured ankle and being near 
exhaustion from intense lobbying 
to save the Super Collider project, 
Texas Governor Ann Richards 
blew through a packed Babcock 
Auditorium like a twister in a 
trailer park. As the last guest in 
the inaugural Presidential Speakers 
Series, "Women in Their Commu- 
nities: Politics," Governor Richards 
delivered a welcome dose of 
Southwestern wit and twang, and 
offered the uninitiated an excel- 
lent peek at why Texas politics 
really is different. Observers 
outside of the Lone Star State are 
often perplexed by the "Ann 
Richards phenomenon." How 
could a progressive woman 
Democrat be elected governor of 
a conservative state, bring major 
reforms, and still stand a better 
than even chance of being re- 



Governor Richards talks with students 

A Texaif Looks 
At Ann Richards 



Houj could a progressive woman Democrat be elected governor 

of a conservative state, bring major reforms, and still stand 

a better than even chance of being reelected? 



elected? Governor Richards' brief 
but electrifying visit to Sweet Briar 
offered some important clues. 
When viewed in the context of 
Texas' unique political culture, her 
success is not at all surprising. 

Ten gallon hats or ten gallon 
hair, is there really any difference? 

Texas has a long tradition of 
producing larger-than-life political 
figures because, it's said, a big 
state needs big leaders. Many 
cynical commentators argue that 
Texans are political primitives 
who ask only that their politicians 
be excessively Texan in their 
bearing. The governor's mansion 



in Austin has certainly housed a 
string of such colorful characters. 
Previous occupants include James 
"Pa" and Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, 
W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, "Mr. 
Texas" Coke Stevenson, and John 
B. ConnaUy. The governor is not 
merely the state's chief executive, 
but is the biggest Texan of them 
all. Applying this rule, Ann 
Richards' trademark big hair, 
penchant for Texanisms, and 
undiminished rural Central Texas 
accent certainly qualified her for 
the office. Though there is some 
truth to this analysis, it is much 
too simplistic. 



BY JEFFREY KEY 
Assistant Professor of Government, Sweet Briar College 



It is true that Ann Richards' 
status as a "real" Texan facilitated 
her rise to prominence. However, 
this doesn't explain how she has 
managed to bring long-sought 
refonns in ethics, public school 
funding, and the management of 
state agencies. The answer to this 
question also can be found in the 
state's public character. The 
widely observed Texan tendency 
toward bluff and bluster is tem- 
pered by an equally pronounced 
ability to engage in self-parody. 
Governor Richards has shrewdly 
used this innate good humor to 
get the state to explore its failings 
in a non-threatening manner. Tliis 
was illustrated by her retelling of 
the old story about "Ma" 
Ferguson, the first female Texas 
governor in the 1920s and '30s. 
■When asked about children 
speaking Spanish on the school 
grounds, Ma is said to have re- 
plied, "If English was good 
enough for Jesus Christ, it's good 
enough for the schoolchildren of 
the state of Texas." Humor is a 
powerful political tool. Her mes- 
sage of change has been couched 
in terms that have made that 
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bit of mild salsa. It's much harder 
to disagree with someone who 
makes you laugh honestly and, 
based on the response of the 
capacity crowd in Babcock, Ann 
Richards clearly has that ability. 

A "progressive woman" gover- 
nor? 

Beyond the natural fit of her 
personal style with the state's 
political culture, other reasons for 
Governor Richards' success were 
evident in her talk at Sweet Briar. 
She is certainly not so "progressive" 
as that term is understood in an 
ideological sense. Rather, her desire 
for change is rooted in more rustic 
notions of what's right and fair. 

The governor's open swipe at 
so-called "women's issues," refer- 
ring to them as "all hype," clearly 
sets her apart from many other 
women politicians. Her motivation 
for seeking public office was 
personal. Ann Richards pursued 
the governorship because she felt 
that she had something to offer 
the people of Texas, not to right 
some wrong. The voters responded 
to this appeal. She won the 1990 
election because she didn't merely 
seek to stake a political claim as a 
woman, but to build something on 
it for all Texans. In fairness, how- 
ever, it must be noted that Texas 
had already been made safe for 
women candidates two decades 
before througli the groundbreaking 
efforts of politicians like Frances 
Farenthold and Congresswoman 
Barbara Jordan. In that regard, she 
owes a particular debt to Frances 
Farenthold, who was defeated in 
the 1972 Democratic gubernatorial 
primary runoff despite capturing 
nearly 900,000 votes. Hard lessons 
were learned, but the way was 
laid for future progressive women 
candidates. 

Richards fought and won a 
bare-knuckles brawl in tlie 1990 
primary runoff with Attorney 
General Jim Mattox, one of the 
toughest campaigners in recent 
memory, and went on to win the 
general election. Not only was she 
able to spread her base of sup- 
port, she also avoided being 
painted as too progressive. In 



contrast to her success in this 
regard, Jim Hightower, the equally 
colorful and arguably more pro- 
gressive incumbent agriculture 
commissioner, was defeated in the 
same 1990 election. 

This freedom from ideological 
strictures has allowed Ann 
Richards to do the political deals 
necessary to achieve some part of 
her goals while remaining rela- 
tively popular. Her political prag- 
matism is evident in the content of 
some of her reforms. Many 
changes have simply not been all 
that radical, once enacted. Ethics 
reform is a good example. The 
final version of the ethics bill 
which the state legislature passed 
and she signed into law was 
considerably weaker than origi- 
nally drafted. Many of the bill's 
eariy backers, including Barbara 
Jordan, were disappointed with 
the results. 

Has Texas changed? 

Texas remains essentially a 
conservative state after three years 
with Ann Richards in the 
governor's mansion, and the real 
prospect of another four years 
after the 1994 election will likely 
not make a difference. The rea- 
sons for this lack of substantive 
change have to do with the nature 
of party politics in Texas, and 
with institutional arrangements. 

Ann Richards' victory in the 
November 1990 election was less 
a sea change in Texas politics 
than a housecleaning of sorts 
within her own party. Campaign- 
ing for good government and 
reform in Texas has historically 
meant campaigning against the 
Democratic party, which has 
controlled both the state house 
and governor's mansion for most 
of the post-Reconstruction period. 
The long-serving Speaker of the 
House. Democrat Gib Lewis, was 
forced out just last year under a 
cloud of scandal, but the moderate- 
to-conservative faction he headed 
is still a powerful force within the 
state Democratic party. Moreover, 
Richards was aided in her pursuit 
of the governorship by a series of 
.self-inflicted wounds to her 



Republican challenger's campaign 
late in the race. Among the most 
serious of these blunders was an 
insensitive remark about npe 
which was widely publicized. 
Despite the near self-destruction 
of Clayton Williams' campaign, 
Richards managed to defeat him 
by only slightly more than two 
percent of the vote. 

Party politics aside, the impact 
that any Texas governor can have 
on public policy outcomes is 
minimal because the powers of 
that office are limited under the 
constitution. It's been said that 
only millionaires and fools aspire 
to be the governor of Texas. 
Those seeking real power want to 
be Speaker of the House. 

■Whither Ann Richards? 

The Republican most likely to 
face Ann Richards next year will 
be George W. Bush, son of the 
former president. Early polls 
indicate she holds only a single- 
digit lead of around eight percent- 
age points (47 to 39), an 
uncomfortably small advantage for 
an incumbent over an undeclared, 
non-campaigning opponent. That 
fact alone could spell real trouble 
for her next November. On the up 
side, Texas Monthly noted that 
since the undecided segment in 
the sample is unusually small at 
14 percent. Bush would have to 
capture nearly all of it to win, 
while Richards would need only a 
small portion of it to guarantee 
her four more years in office. The 
election should be among the 
most interesting in recent 
memory. Bush has potential to be 
a more adroit campaigner than 
Clayton Williams proved to be, 
but the Republican challenger will 
be facing an older, wiser, and 
more fonnidable Ann Richards 
than four years ago. 

Even a tired and hobbled Ann 
Richards projects a forceful pres- 
ence. Anybody who was in 
Babcock Auditorium on October 
25 knows exactly why she's the 
governor of the great state of 
Texas. Heaven help George W. 
Bush when she gets rested and 
mended! 



The following letter was 
written to Governor Ann 
Ricfiards months before she 
spoke at Sweet Briar. The 
governor began her address 
by reading the letter. Another 
example of alumnae helping to 
make things happen! 



Feb. 4, 1993 



Dear Ann ■ 



When I was in the fifth 
grade Miss Iris Buchanon 
dumped a bucket of water on f 
my head and saved me from 
Glass Brat status. 

When I was a college 
sophomore I heard a former 
president of Sweet Briar, Dr. 
Martha Lucas, speak— and 
she set my hair on fire — as 
well as my brain. What Dr. 
Lucas had to say — women 
should and would sit first chair 
if they stopped thinking of 
themselves as second class 
citizens and got with it, is 
nothing startling today. It was 
in 1955. There stood a 
woman who was a success 
by any standard, yet she kept 
pushing the envelope and told 
me to do the same. 

So the point of this is to 
urge you to accept Barbara 
Hill's invitation to participate in 
Sweet Briar's Presidential 
Speakers series. In my mind 
you represent the very 
essence of what young 
women must be aware of in 
their preparation for life. And 
we don't have a young 
woman to lose. 

Aside from all the above, I 
Sweet Briar is gorgeous to 
view, the students are smart 
as hell and involved, Barbara 
Hill is a good trooper, and I 
remain a most devoted 
alumna, Glass of 1957. 

Hope you'll consider it — 

All the best, 



Carol* 



*(Carol McMurtry Fowler) 




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s someone trained in 
early English litera- 
ture — that is, works 
written before 1700 
— I find one of my 
biggest challenges is 
dealing with those 
received opinions about writers that my 
students bring to class. For example, it is one 
of those eternal truths we learn early in our 
education that William Shakespeare is one of 
the greatest writers of the English language. 
When we look at his use of language, this 
truth seems to be self-evident. As that marvel- 
ous series, The Story of English, points out, 
even in an age that prided itself on inventing 
new words, Shakespeare was exceptional: his 
vocabulary was about 34,000 words, about 
double the number for a normal, educated 
person. He also introduced more new words 
into the language than any other author in 
history. Given the weight of his authority, you 
can imagine how shocked a friend of mine, 



When the alumna asked me the reason 
for these "errors," I somewhat archly replied 
that Shakespeare didn't observe the rules of 
grammar because he didn't have them. The 
look she gave me taught me much about our 
attitudes toward grammar. It was a mixture of 
skepticism (after all, she knew I liked to tease 
her!) and pure horror. In one way, I was 
teasing her, because what we usually call the 
rules of grammar, those codified dos and 
don 'ts that are drilled into us during the se- 
renity of adolescence, are very different from 
what a linguist or an anthropologist would 
call grammar, which is really nothing more 
than usage. Her look also reminded me that 
we tend to accept these learned rules of 
grammar as having a divine origin, as if they 
were a kind of appendix to the Ten Com- 
mandments that Moses also brought down 
from Mount Sinai. Of course, they aren't. 

In fact, generations of students have long 
suspected a more diabolical source for these 
rules. After all, who would demand that you 




WHY (g^HAKESPEARE 
DIDN'T KNOW GRAMMAR 



an alumna of the College, was to discover 
gross grammatical errors in Shakespeare's 
writing. How could the Bard of Avon, some- 
one we are taught to revere as semi-divine, 
not have known how to compare adjectives? 
For us, there really is no excuse for writing 
"more strong," "more strange," and "more 
sweet" in some plays and "more fitter," "more 
correcter," and "most poorest" in others. And 
while we can forgive Shakespeare for not 
attending Oxford or Cambridge, can we ever 
forgive him for not knowing the distinction 
between "who" and "whom": "'Who wouldst 
thou serve?"; "To who, my lord?" (King Lear 
I.iv.24, V.iii, 249); "Who does he accuse?" 
{Antony and Cleopatra III.vi.23). If left to our 
own devices, of course, we still tend to begin 
questions with "who," whether it is correct or 
not. But, damn it, we expect more of Shakes- 
peare. For anyone seeking perfection from 
our most famous writer, the disappointment 
may be "the most unkindest cut of all"! 

BY KARL TAMBURR 

Professor of English, Sweet Briar College 



know when to add "-er" and "-est" to adjec- 
tives or use "more" and "most" with them? 
Who would insist that you know the differ- 
ence between "who" and "whom"? By now 
some of you are saying to yourselves, "It must 
have been a faculty member! Probably in the 
English Department!" Your paranoia is per- 
fectly understandable, and in this case, it is 
absolutely correct. 

But who were these teachers? And why 
were they doing this to us? The answers to 
these questions bring us to a time 150 years 
after the death of Shakespeare, the middle of 
the 18th century. It was a time very different 
from the Elizabethan Age, a time when the 
old cosmology, the old political values of a 
central monarchy, and the very structure of 
English society had changed utteriy. The idea 
of change itself was only beginning to be 
seen as a good thing. Whereas we see change 
as a sign of health, as a basic element in 
nature itself, many in the 18th century saw it 
as a sign of decay, a falling away from the 
perfection of nature, and a reminder of our 
own fallibility as human beings. That is why 



those conservative schoolmasters and gram- 
marians of Britain were obsessed with the 
changes they saw occurring in English. Most 
of them recognized that language was in a 
state of continual change, but for them this 
was a bad thing. The Elizabethan Age may 
have gloried in coining new words, but the 
18th century wanted to define and limit their 
meaning. Its exemplar was Dr. Samuel 
Johnson, whose Dictionary in 1755 pre- 
scribed both the "correct" pronunciation and 
the "correct" meaning of a word. It is this age 
and this mentality that gave us the so-called 
rules of grammar. 

In preparing this speech, I decided to 
look at one particular handbook of grammar 
from the 18th century, Robert Lowth's Short 
Intwdiiction to English Grammar ( 1762). 
Lowih was a clergv'man who rose to become 
Bishop of London and in his old age even 
declined the position of Archbishop of 
Canterbury. As you can see, I wasn't kidding 
about the connection of religious and gram- 
matical zeal! In his preface Lowth declares 
why it is important to know the rules of 
grammar; "Every person of a liberal 
education.. .should be able to express himself 
with propriety and accuracy. It will evidently 
appear from these Notes, that our best Au- 
thors for want of some rudiments of this kind 
have sometimes fallen into mistakes, and 
even been guilty of palpable errors in point of 
Grammar." Poor Shakespeare! Some of the 
diction aside, though, this statement surprised 
me because it sounded so much like what I 
had been taught in junior high school, which 
occurred just after the 18th century. Lowth 
explains that these principles of grammar are 
especially important for all those "who shall 
have occasion to ftjmish themselves with the 
knowledge of modem languages." In other 
words, you have to know English grammar 
before you can learn any foreign language, a 
sentiment I've heard at least once in the 
coffee lounge in Benedict. 

he large acceptance of these 
grammatical rules and the 
attitudes behind them had 
far-reaching consequences. 
No longer could a writer, 
even a genius like Shakes- 
peare, ignore tliese rules 
and be considered intelligent. Because at this 
time there was no universal education, gram- 
mar became an instant marker for social class 
and acceptability. In the words of England's 
most famous fictional grammarian. Professor 




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Henry Higgins, "The moment [an Englishman] 
opens his moutli, he makes some other 
Englishman despise him." Nor have the colo- 
nies fared much better; in America, these 
rules of grammar underlie what has been 
termed "standard American English," but as in 
other countries, this is really just the speech 
of those who wield the most power, in this 
case, those who are white, educated, profes- 
sional, middle- and upper-class. What I hope 
you see is that there is nothing "natural" 
about these rules of grammar or our feelings 
about them: they are every bit as much a 
cultural construct as a building, a painting, a 
computer, or a sonnet. 

nderstanding the origin 
of the rules and their 
power in society high- 
lights for me what is one 
of the biggest challenges 
in my teaching: how do 
we treat those received 
opinions and attitudes, those "givens" of our 
culture? How do we respect the writings and 
values of the past without this respect degen- 
erating into an untfiinking adoration; or con- 
versely, how can we analyze these things and 
risk bringing them down off their pedestals 
without degenerating into cynicism? This 
same dilemma is occurring in different ways 
for many academic disciplines, yet I must 
admit that it is very difficult to discard the 
approaches you were trained in and the 
opinions that you've held for a long time. And 
unfortunately for my freshmen in English I, 
this does not mean that we will be casting the 
rules of grammar to the winds; I have no 
intention of turning 301 Fletcher into a kind 
of grammatical Liberty Hall. However, if we 
as teachers and students can begin to see old 
things in new ways, perhaps we can see the 
rules of grammar not as dos and don 'ts that 
restrict our expression, but as ways that give 
us power over language. For instance, I don't 
know how many times the principle of paral- 
lel construction, which, as I infomied my 
nephew, has nothing to do with geometry, 
has helped me sort out my ideas — has, in 
fact, helped me discover exactly what I did 
want to say. Perhaps we also can see the 
traditional reputations of writers like 
Shakespeare not as prison bars that hold back 
our own opinions but as springboards for 
controversy. For example, have you ever 
noticed that the same plays seem to be read 
over and over again in literature courses? 
That's because not everything he wrote was a 







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Dr. Tamburr is the recipient of the 1993 Excellence in Teaching Award. "Why Shakespeare Didn't 
Know Grammar" was his address at Opening Convocation in August, 1 993. 



masterpiece. If you don't believe me, read the 
Henry 17 plays, or better still, see them on 
video; after all, that's closer to the way 
Shakespeare intended them to be experienced. 
Let's see if we can't nurture a healthy skepti- 
cism toward both the past and the present, 
but without the chip of cynicism on our 
shoulders. Perhaps then we can make college 



less of a museum where tradition is dutifully 
revered but gathers so much choking dust, 
and more of a laboratory where the past is 
revitalized and, in turn, enlivens the present. 
■When this happens, we may be astonished to 
find that often Shakespeare is every bit as 
good as we have been told. In fact, he may 
be "more good" than we expect. 



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The new Samuel E. Upchurch Wing of the Guion 
Science Center, the gift of Ann Samford Upchurch '48 
and her children, Drs. Virginia Upchurch Collier 72, 
Katherine Upchurch Takvorian 72, and Samuel E. 
Upchurch, Jr., was dedicated on Founders' Day, 
October 1, 1993. 




7. The Samuel E. 
Upchurch Wing, Guion 
Science Center. 

^. Dedication speakers 
gather in the sunshine 
beneath arcade joining 
the new wing to Guion. 

(J. L-r: President Barbara 
Hill with Ann Upchurch 
following dedication. 

it. SBC Board Chairman 
Walter H. Brown ad- 
dresses the dedication 
audience. 

O. L-r: Assistant Professor 
Robin Davies (Biology) 
talks with Dr. Ginger 
Upchurch Collier '72 
during tours of the new 
wing. 



0. Professor Susan 
Piepho (Chemistry) 
speaks on behalf of the 
science faculties. 

/. Ann Upchurch's 
grandchildren unveil 
portrait of Samuel E. 
Upchurch. 



Photos on pp. 8-11 by 
David Abrams except 
wbere noted 




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At last! The Alumnae Association and the Alumnae 
Office Staff have a campus home in the beautifully 
restored Boxwood, known to generations of 
alumnae, first as Boxwood Inn, then as Boxwood 
donnitory. Tlie new Boxwood Alumnae House was 
dedicated during Alunmae Council on October 2, 
1993. The restoration was the anonymous gift of a 
devoted alumna. 



7. L-r: Sally Anderson 
Bowley '44, Helen 
McMahon '23, former 
director, Alumnae 
Association, and Lucy 
Hoblitzell '35 gather for 
dedication. 

2. Alumnae, faculty and 
staff participate in dedica- 
tion ceremony. 

O. SBC Chaplain Susan 
Lehman delivers dedica- 
tion invocation. 

■y. Nannette McBumey 
Crowdus '57, former 
president, Alumnae 
Association, tells of step- 
by-step plans of the 
restoration. 



O. Reception following 
dedication on the new 
Boxwood patio. 

0. Front entrance to 
Box-wood Alumnae 
House 

/. Boxwood lounge, 
where a warn: welcome 
awaits all alumnae! 



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THE SWEET BRIAR MUSEUM 

Dedicated during Alumnae Council, October 2, 1993 

Finally the Museum has lovely, permanent quarters in 
the ground floor of the ne* Boxwood Alumnae House, 





A The main entrance to 
the Museum faces Elijah 
Road. Another entrance 
opens onto the patio 
overiooking the fields 
leading to the lakes with 
mountains in the back- 
ground. The Museum also 
may be reached by an 
inside stairway from the 
Alumnae Office head- 
quarters. 

2. Ann Marshall 
Whitley '47, curator of 
the Museum, stands 
beneath a lace shawl 
which belonged to 
Indiana Fletcher Williams. 



cj. Museum guests 
Kenneth and Margaret 
Stuart Wilson Dickey '41 
talk with Ann Marshall 
Whitley '47 and Sally 
Anderson Bowley '44 at 
the main entrance. 

v. Old photograph 
albums throw new light 
on early days of the 
College. 

O. An 1840s period 
parlor is resplendent with 
Daisy's harp, original 
Sweet Briar plantation 
furniture, and a figure 
clothed in one of Miss 
Indie's early dresses. 



0. In an adjacent room, 
visitors peruse wall cases 
containing Daisy's clothing 
and standing cases dis- 
playing Fletcher/Williams 
family memorabilia. 

/. A hallway guards two 
figures attired in Miss 
Indie's clothing from later 
years. 

0. A comer below the 
stairway to the Alumnae 
Office shelters a collection 
of original doorknobs 
from plantation and 
College buildings, as well 
as temporary displays of 
interesting items from the 
early years of the College. 



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The Sweet Briar campus is dotted with new additions 
and refiirbishments! Four dormitories have been com- 
pletely redone. Herewitli, a distant view of some of the 
exciting "new looks." Please come soon to see the 
changes up close! 



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A Infomiation Center, 
Wailes main floor. 

-^. On the lower back 
level at Wailes is the new 
SBC Post Office. 

o. Recognize Crammer 
Parlor? We doubt it! 
Standing: Katie Blaik '94, 
Oklahoma City; seated: 
Stephanie Hanson '94, 
Greenview, IL. 

'T. The new wing on the 
Wailes Student Center 
houses the Information 
Center and Campus Secu- 
rity on the main floor. 

O. The new wing of the 
Eiston Inn is in place, 
housing additional guest 
rooms and a conference 
room. Offering elegant, 
comfortable accommoda- 
tions, the Eiston welcomes 
guests year-round. 

0. The Beemer 
Conference Room in 
the new Eiston Wing: 
an excellent place for 
meetings/conferences/ 
Alumnae College events 
during Mini Reunions 

/. The small parlor in 
Randolph is a true "sun 
room," full of white 
wicker and green plants. 
L-r: Alyssa Spisso, pro- 
spective student, hears 
inside info from her sister 
Amy '95, Frederick, MD. 
They are daughters of 
Joan Hobbs '72. 

O. Tlie back view of 
Carson is a happy one. 
Tlie rocking chair crowd 
includes, l-r: Courtney 
O'Dea '94, Scituate, MA; 



Shannon Hetcel '94, Sierra 
Vista, AZ; Jill Goolsby '95, 
Austin, TX; Yolanda 
Davis '96, Amherst, "VA; 
Heather Forrester '94, 
Amarillo, TX; Reneca 
Rose '97, Madison 
Heights, VA; Holly 
Prothro '95, Wichita Falls, 
TX; Elizabeth Thigpen '94, 
Robbins, NC. 

y. The lower level 
Manson lounge/kitchen- 
ette is user-friendly even 
on an eariy Saturday 
morning! Admissions tour 
guide Mary Copeland '96, 
Fairfax, VA (foreground) 
chats with prospective 
student Elizabeth Kiefer 
while Melissa Snyder '96, 
Roanoke, WV checks 
refrigerator. 



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11 



A Glossary of Financial Aid Terms: 



Academic Awards (also known as merit scholarships): Grants 
offered to students on thie basis of academic achievement, as docu- 
mented in the admissions application process. 

Cost of Attendance: Colleges which administer federal student aid 
funds are required to publish an annual cost of attendance, a list of all 
charges and personal expenses directly related to education that a 
student can expect to pay. 

Expected Family Contribution: The dollar amount a family is 
judged to be able to pay for one student for one year, based on 
calculations using prescribed mathematical need analysis formulas. 
This amount, subtracted from the cost of attendance, equals the 
amount of assistance the student is eligible to receive. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): The primary of 
two applications Sweet Briar uses to determine a student's eligibility 
for need-based assistance. It is year-specific, and is distributed to all 
high school guidance and college financial aid offices in the fall. 

Financial Aid Form (FAF): The secondary and supplementary of two 
applications Sweet Briar requires to determine a student's eligibility for 
need-based assistance. Like the FAFSA, it is year-specific, and is 
distributed to high school guidance and college financial aid offices in 
the fall. 

Financial Early Evaluation Form: A simplified aid application Sweet 
Briar distributes to families so that they may determine their eligibility 
for assistance before applying for admission. Any prospect who 
makes a formal inquiry to the College and expresses interest in finan- 
cial aid receives this form. The College's Financial Aid Office mails a 
written response to those who submit it, indicating whether the family 
will qualify for assistance and, if so, offering a written estimate of the 
types and total amount of assistance that may be available. 

Grant: Money offered as financial assistance which is not repaid by 

the student. 

Need-based Assistance: Financial assistance awarded on the basis 
of an application process which determines if a family lacks the finan- 
cial resources — annual income and assets — to pay the entire cost 
of attendance for one year. The application process requires families 
to report income and asset information on the Free Application for 
Federal Student Aid, and on the Financial Aid Form, and to provide 
supporting documentation — for example, tax forms — to demon- 
strate need and to obtain assistance. 



Financial Aid Facts 




Sweet Briar's charge for 
tuition, room, and board in 1993- 
94 is $19,645. With personal 
expen.ses and travel co.sts fac- 
tored in, the College's total cost 
exceeds $21,000. 

How do families afford this? 

The answer is, most do not — 
without some type of financial 
assistance. 

Approximately 70 percent of 
our 1993-94 students are using 
some form of financial a.ssi,stance 
— need-based aid, academic 
awards, or family education loan 
plans — to attend. Fifty percent 
have demonstrated that they lack 
the financial resources to pay the 
full cost, and therefore have 
qualified for need-based assis- 
tance. Fifty-three percent of the 
current freshman class has so 
qualified. 

What does all of this 
mean? 

It means that if we want 
Sweet Briar to continue to thrive 
as an institution, we must con- 
tinue to provide the financial 
assistance necessary for qualified 
young women to attend the 
College. 

This means continuing to 
contribute generously to the 
Annual Fund. This meaas con- 
tinuing to support capital fund- 
raising efforts and the 
endowment of scholarships. 
And it means continuing to 
get the good word out about 
Sweet Briar to prospects and 
their families. 
And even with continued 
generous support and energetic 
recruiting, enrolling acceptable 
numbers of high quality students 
will continue to be a significant 



BY ROBERT STECKEL 
Director of Financial Aid, 
Sweet Briar College 



challenge for the College, 
through the 1990s and beyond. 

Statistics and experience on 
the recruiting front lines tell us 
why: 

Fact: Sweet Briar is a 
single-sex college, and therefore 
open to only half of the U.S. 
college-age population. 

Fact: Only a relatively few 
women of college age — less 
than five percent — are willing 
even to consider attending a 
women's college. 

Fact: Tlie traditional col- 
lege-age population, which 
decreased greatly in the 1980s, 
will begin increasing again only 
slightly in the middle of this 
decade, and is not expected to 
return to pre-1979 (tiaby boomer) 
levels in the foreseeable future. 

Fact: There are more than 
3,000 colleges and universities in 
the United States. 

Fact: Students and their 
families know it's a buyer's 
market, and are shopping 
around, choosing colleges for 
reasons other than the educa- 
tional needs and goals of the 
student. They are comparing 
college apples and oranges 
(public and private, large and 
small), and very often are choos- 
ing the college that costs them 
the least. 

Fact: Sweet Briar is a high- 
cost college dealing with these 
realities of the marketplace. 

Tlie competition has been so 
intense for so long that some 
colleges have resorted to recruit- 
ing methods that can only be 
described as unseemly and, in 
some ca.ses, unethical. 

What can Sweet Briar do 
in this type of environment? 

what we have been doing, 
and what we should continue to 
do; Stick with well-established 
and appropriate policies regard- 
ing admissions standards and 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



financial eligibility, and get the 
message out to as many young 
women as possible about the 
high quality of education and 
high quality of life at Sweet Biiar. 

Alumnae who have contact 
with prospective students who 
express concern about affording 
Sweet Briar should emphasize a 
few simple points: 

1 ) Sweet Briar offers aid based 
on need as well as academic 
achievement. 

2) Students apply for academic 
awards (scholarships) simply by 
completing the Application for 
Admission by January 15. 

3) Students apply for need- 
based aid by completing two 
applications, the Free Application 
for Federal Student Aid, and the 
Financial Aid Form, by March 1. 

4) Families can use the 
College's Financial Early Evalua- 
tion Form to detemiine their 
eligibility for need-based assis- 
tance before the student applies 
for admission. 

5) Don't jump to conclusions 
about aid eligibility. Talk with an 
Admissions or Financial Aid Office 
representative. They're friendly 
people who want to help. 

6) Occasionally, families may 
mention specific financial prob- 
lems they are facing. Tell them 
that they should discuss these 
issues with the Financial Aid 
Office, which wUl be pleased to 
listen, and to offer appropriate 
guidance. 

7) Experience has shown that 
the more families see of us, the 
more they like us — the greater 
the contact between prospects 
and Sweet Briar, the greater the 
likelihood that the student will 
enroll. 

8) The mo.st important point is 
to get the message out, to get 
students and their families talking 
about, and with. Sweet Briar. 




1993-94 Financial Aid 
Facts and Figures: 

• Average family income of 
students qualifying for need- 
aid: $47,000 

• Family income range of 
students qualifying for need 
aid: less than $20,000 to 
more than $100,000* 

• Average family income of 
non-qualifiers: $132,800 

• Highest family income of 
non-qualifiers: $220,000 

• Number of students receiv- 
ing some type of assistance, 
including need-aid recipients: 
389 (out of fall enrollment of 
568) 

• Number of students qualify- 
ing for need-based aid: 273 

• Average need-based finan- 
cial aid award: $13,100 

Amount that is grant: $8,700 

Amount that is loan: $3,600 

Amount that is work/study; 
$800 

• Average cumulative GPA of 
upperclass qualifiers: 3.0 

• Average high school GPA 
of freshman qualifiers: 3.2 

■Qualifiers at this income level 
typically have two or more children 
attending high-cost colleges 

Important Dates for 
Prospective Members 
of the Class of 1998: 

• Early Decision admissions 
application deadline: 
November 15, 1993 

• Regular Decision admissions 
application deadline: Febru- 
ary 15, 1994 

• Academic award application 
deadline': January 15, 1994 

• Need-based aid priority 
application deadline: March 
1,1994 

'The College's Application for 
Admission is its academic award 
application 



mini reunions 

The September 17-19, 1993 Recognition Weekend in Baltimore 
produced a smattering of Mini Reunions! 




Three generations 
gather, l-r: Newell 
Bryan Tozzer '55; 
Ellen Newell 
Bryan '26; 
Keeley Sullivan 
Jurgovan '92 



Class of 1942, l-r: 
Ann Morrison 
Reams, Director of 
the Alumnae 
Association 
Emerita: Eugenia 
Burnett Affel; Helen 
J. Sanford; Betsy 
Gilmer Tremain; 
Grace Bugg Muller- 
Thym; Elizabeth 
Hanger Lippincott; 
Nathalie Ryan 

Glass of 1 948, l-r; 
Caroline Rankin 
Mapother; Martha 
Mansfield Clement; 
Peggy Sheffield 
Martin; Patty 
Traugott Rouse; 
Jane Johnson Kent 



Class of 1949, l-r: 
Mary Fran Brown 
Ballard; Elizabeth 
Trueheart Harris; 
Ann Eustis Weimer; 
Jean G. Taylor; 
Catherine Barnett 
Brown; Julia 
Baldwin Waxter 



The '90s, l-r: Carey 
Bates, '91, SBC 
Board of Directors; 
Tracy Steele '92; 
Caitlin Sundby '94; 
Keeley Sullivan 
Jurgovan '92 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



13 



Networking 

Alumnae Helping Students 



Every alumna can help students network in sonne way. As 
alumnae, you know local people and organizations, and can 
refer students for information or assistance. If you work in a 
particular field, you can critique a student's resume. You can 
be the catalyst for a student networking in your community, 
whether or not you work outside the home. You can open 
doors for a student to find employment for herself. Sweet 
Briar depends on alumnae as extensions of the College 
nationwide and worldwide. 

Carter Hunter Hopkins, director of career planning, has 
submitted the following names of nine seniors who would 
welcome any suggestions or assistance. Complete resumes 
are available on request. Should you have expertise in areas 
other than those listed here, over a hundred other seniors 
also await your interest — like E.T., "Please call home!" (804) 
381 -61 51 , Career Planning Office/LIFETIMES Center. 



BETSY U\NARD 

MANTUA, NJ 

Career fields of interest 

Music Therapy — any age 
Preferred geographic areas 

Northeast, especially Philadelphia 

area 

Three adjectives that describe me 

Patient; creative; friendly 
Special interests 
Classical piano; work with mentally 
retarded and handicapped; travel 
Things I will treasure most about 
my Sweet Briar experience 
Supportive, caring environment; 
friends; personal growth 
A message to alumnae 
I plan to go to graduate school in 
September. Any practicing music 
therapists or professionals/volun- 
teers who work with disabled 
people: please give me the benefit 
of your advice. I am particularly in- 
terested in learning about areas that 
would be good locations for intern- 
ship/practica experiences. 



ALLISON VOLLMER 

NEW CANAAN, CT 

Career fields of interest 

Magazine, Newspaper, Book 

Publishing 

Preferred geographic areas 

Northeast or Washington, D.C. 

Three adjectives that describe me 

Ambitious; conscientious; involved 

Special interests 

Well-developed sense of humor; like 

to stay busy 

Things I will treasure most about 

my Sweet Briar experience 

Bonds of friendship 



A message to alumnae 

I'm willing to try anything, and am 
excited about having the chance to 
do so. Any help or advice will be 
most appreciated. 

KATHERINE LINDSEY, 
SHOREWOOD, MN 
Career fields of interest 
Public Relations, Events Planning 
(small/medium-sized company). 
Local and State Govemment, Non- 
profit 

Preferred geographic areas 
Southeast, preferably Richmond, 
Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah, or 
Jacksonville 

Three adjectives that describe me 
Enthusiastic; optimistic; goal-oriented 
Special interests 
Love animals (cats) and elderly 
people; water sports, especially 
swimming and scuba; want to leave 
the world better place than I found 
Things I will treasure most about 
my Sweet Briar experience 
Healthiness — you always feel good 
about yourself here 
A message to alumnae 
I believe that there are jobs out there 
to be found, and I plan to be em- 
ployed by July 1 , 1 994. Thank you 
for any help that you can give me in 
this venture. 

KATHERINE W. SCHUPP, 

METAIRIE, LA 

Career fields of interest 

Archaeology, Historic Preservation 
Preferred geographic areas 

Louisiana, Southeast or Southwest 
bordering states 



Three adjectives that describe me 

Creative; diligent; enthusiastic 

Special interests 

I love Volvos; drawing; traveling; 

horseback riding 

Things I will treasure most about 

my Sweet Briar experience 

The opportunities; the folklore and 

ghost stories; friendships 

A message to alumnae 

First, I would like to know about 

possible career paths. Second, I 

would like to know about any other 

career opportunities related to my 

interests. 

STAGEY EISENBERG, 
WOODBURY, CT 
Career fields of Interest 

Teaching Elementary Level Students 
Preferred geographic areas 

Prefer Charlottesville or Richmond, 

but flexible 

Three adjectives that describe me 

Friendly; outgoing; caring 
Special interests 

Working with children both in and 
outside classroom environment; 
good listener; positive reinforcer and 
supporter 

Things I will treasure most about 
my Sweet Briar experience 
Close student-professor relation- 
ships; being identified as a person 
with a name, not just a number 
(which is seen in large universities); 
gaining a sense of independence 
(through a single-sex education); 
everlasting friendships 




Betsy L.anard 



Allison Vollmer 



Katherine Lindsay 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



ANGELINE L. CARPENTER, 

MONROE, VA 

Career fields of interest 

Arts Management, preferably with 

Music 

Preferred geographic areas 

Washington, D.C., Atlanta — but 

flexible! 

Three adjectives that describe me 

Responsible; energetic; creative 

Special interests 

Fencing; travel; studying different 

cultures 

Things I will treasure most about 

my Sweet Briar experience 

The traditions — Step-Singing 

A message to alumnae 

Everywhere I go, people hold SBC in 

high regard, which I know has a lot 

to do with the graduates who have 

come before me. 

REBECCA NELSON, 
WAKE FOREST, NC 
Career fields of interest 
Investment Banking, Accounting, 
Investments and Securities, Hotel 
Management 

Preferred geographic areas 
East, preferably Southeast, especially 
Atlanta 

Three adjectives that describe me 
Independent; dependable; outgoing 
Special interests 
Raising and showing dogs (soft- 
coated wheaten terriers); travel bug 
Things I will treasure most about 
my Sweet Briar experience 
Friendships 

A message to alumnae 
Hoping that alumnae will be able to 
give me advice and suggestions as I 




Rebecca Nelson 

start my life after SBC. Looking 
fonward to being an SBC alumna, 
and being able to help SBC 
students. 

HEATHER ELISE MCKOY, 

SONOMA, CA 

Career fields of interest 

Mathematics/Computer Science 
(programming, teaching). Theatre 
Arts (acting). Equestrian Activities 
(riding, training, teaching) 
Preferred geographic areas 
Northern California, Virginia, New 
York 

Three adjectives that describe me 
Responsible; creative; dedicated 
Special interests 
Protecting the environment; working 
with children and animals; painting; 
hiking and rock climbing; enjoy the 
outdoors (Big Sur, Yosemite) 
Things I will treasure most about 
my Sweet Briar experience 
I will always treasure the opportunities 



Heather Elise McKoy 

Sweet Briar has given me to pursue 
my interests (theatre, music, horses), 
while enjoying the small, close-knit 
environment shared by the students, 
faculty, and staff in a phenomenally 
beautiful setting. 
A message to alumnae 
I would truly appreciate the opportu- 
nity to pursue any of my interests af- 
ter graduation, and I know that I will 
always work hard to succeed in 
whatever I do. I only hope that I will 
be able to share my talents and de- 
termination with the world and help 
make it a better place to live. 

CAITLIN SUNDBY 
SNELLVILLE, GA 
Career fields of interest 

Education, Business or Non-Profit 

Setting that would allow the use of 

French 

Preferred geographic areas 

New York City, Washington, D.C., 
Atlanta, France, Canada, really any- 




Caitlln Sundby 

where, not choosy. More concerned 

about bi-lingual applications. 

Three adjectives that describe me 

Adaptable; dedicated; independent 

Special interests 

Museums; tennis; concerts; walking/ 

running 

Things I will treasure most about 

my Sweet Briar experience 

The leadership experience I have 

obtained 

A message to alumnae 

Sweet Briar has taught me the art of 

learning how to learn. I am especially 

aware of this after my Junior Year in 

France experience. I am now ready 

to apply that art in the larger world. 

Thank you in advance tor your 

encouragement, suggestions, and 

advice. 



Katherine W. Schupp Stacey Eisenberg 

ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



Angelina L. Carpenter 



15 



IN THE SPOTLIGHT 




Mary Murchison Gomto '69: 
City Manager 

ary (Frere) Murchison Gomto was 
selected as city manager of 
Wilmington, NC, by a unanimous 
vote of the City Council June 22, 1993- Her 
appointment followed a controversial pro- 
cess; the previous city manager for nearly 10 
years had been asked to resign and the 
council, divided over the six 
final applicants for the job, 
asked Frere to apply. Al- 
though she had not been 
looking for a change, Frere 
accepted the job, telling the 
Wilmington Morning Star, 
"I'm a person who likes 
challenges... Wilmington is 
my hometown. I care very 
much about it." 

The Morning Star de- 
scribed "the new job, which 
would take her from a 
secure, non-controversial 
position as deputy county 
manager to the hot seat of 
city government, where 
she'd be reporting to a 
sharply divided council." But 
the council registered unani- 
mous agreement to offer the 
job to Frere, and she sees that as the start of 
consensus among that body. 

Bettie Fennell of the Morning Star 
reported: 

"A member of one of the city's most 
prominent families — the Murchisons — Ms. 
Gomto's roots are deeply imbedded in the 
area. She lives in a house built by her great- 
grandfather in Wilmington's Historic District. 

Those roots and her knowledge of the 
issues involving city and county government 
make her an excellent choice as city man- 
ager, [said] Mr. Cooper [city manager of Key 
West, FL and former New Hanover County 
manager who hired Frere as assistant county 
manager in 1984]." 

As city manager, she will supervise 
departments, develop budgets and deliver 



Frere Gornto: 
challenges" 



services and programs, overseeing some 650 
employees, an annual operating budget of 
$35 million, and numerous capital projects. 
Frere, who graduated from Sweet Briar 
with an American Studies major, was assistant 
New Hanover County manager from 1984-90, 
when she was promoted to deputy county 
manager. Previously she had worked for the 
Wilmington Downtown Area Revitalization 
Effort for over five years. She has held many 
church and commu- 
nity leadership volun- 
teer positions. She 
served on the vestry 
of St. James Episcopal 
Church 1984-87 and 
was senior warden in 
1987; was president of 
the Junior League, 
1980-81; president of 
St. John's Museum of 
Art, 1978-80; president 
of the Old Wilmington 
Riverfront Celebration, 
■Rivetfest," 1981-83; 
and served on the 
boards of KEYS, Inc., 
the Arts CouncQ of 
Lower Cape Fear, 
Friends of Public 
Radio, and the J.W. 
Murchison Co., Inc. 
For Sweet Briar, she was class president 
from 1979-84 and Reunion Gifts Chair, 1988- 
89. Her mother, Charlotte Sprunt Murchison, 
graduated from Sweet Briar in 1946 and her 
daughter, Catherine Gomto, in 1992. 

Frere expressed the hope that her 
appointment will encourage other alumnae 
to run, or apply for, government office. 




'A person who likes 



Moms Reinvent the 
Workplace 

Susan Grist didn't intend to challenge 
the traditional notions of the work- 
place when she set up her company 
four years ago. She just wanted to find a way 
to keep working in the field she loved after 
she became a mother. 

Now Grist has two children, and her 
computer consulting Fimi, HCI Consultants, 
Inc., is a model of flexibility: HCI's seven 
employees set their own schedules — putting 
in anywhere from two to five days a week. 
Four of them work at home at least part of 
the time. 

Grist and the other mothers she works 
with say they've found a perfect balance 
between work and family. And what's more, 
they're making better money than ever. Most 
now put in half as many hours to eam as 
much as they did in their former full-time 
jobs. 

The idea of HCI began in 1989 when 
Grist's baby son arrived. Since she had 
struggled for seven years to start a family, she 
decided she wanted to stay home for a while 
and gave up her fiill-time job designing and 
evaluating computer systems. 

But Grist was a whiz at computer soft- 
ware, and before long her former boss began 
asking her to work for him as an indepen- 
dent consultant. Soon she was back in the 
office one or two days a week, and writing 
program evaluations at home, 

"It was exactly the type of work I wanted 
to be doing," says Grist. Not only did it allow 
her time with her son, Daniel, but it kept her 
in touch with computer technology. "In this 
field, if you stay home for five years while 
your children are small, you're going to be 
totally out of date when you try to come 
back to work," she says. 

Within months, Grist got an even better 
opportunity, which grew out of a chance 
encounter at a professional conference. 
There, she ran into a fomier colleague who 
now works for the federal government and 
needed someone to evaluate a new computer 
system. Grist's special skills made her one of 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



the best-qualified candidates, and she was 
subsequently awarded a contract to study 
how the system might be used by the federal 
government. That assignment led to a con- 
tract to develop programs for hundreds of 
government employees who needed to be- 
come proficient on the new computer system. 

Yet the work load was beginning to 
intrude on Grist's family time. "Here I was 
wanting time with my son," she says, "but I 
had too many demands on my time. I 
couldn't do it all myself." She decided to 
enlist some part-time help. 

She started her search at the office of 
computer specialist Susan Linthicum, an old 
acquaintance who was pregnant with her first 
child. The visit couldn't have been better 
timed. Linthicum wanted to work fewer 
hours once she became a mother. She had 
already requested a part-time work arrange- 
ment, and her employer had offered to let 
her work three specified days a week but 
with greatly reduced benefiLs. 

"The company thought they were being 
very generous, and comparatively speaking, 
they were," says Grist, who knows that part- 
time opportunities in the male-dominated 
technical arena are scarce. "They thought 
Susan would accept their 
offer because she would 
have no alternative." 

But Grist made her a 
better one: Linthicum could 
work for HCI whatever days 
and hours she chose, at a 
much higher pay rate. It was 
an offer she couldn't refuse. 

Today Linthicum is 
project manager for the 
second government contract, 
happily working 20 hours a 
week. She puts in part of her 
hours as a trainer and the 
rest at home. 

HCI now has sLx more 
employees, whom Grist 
personally recruited. She 
sought workers who were 
technically skilled and re- 
sponsible, but also commit- 
ted to making the flexible part-time 
arrangement work. All are parents except 
one. 

Some, like Linthicum, had been frus- 
trated in their previous positions and found 
Grist's offer hard to believe at first. "The 
overwhelming response," Grist reports, "was 



'You're kidding... You'll give me interesting 
work? You'll pay me well? You won't hold 
part-time hours against me?' Some felt it was 
too good to be true." 

Grist's willingness to be flexible is im- 
pressive, given the nature of her company's 
work: HCI supplies regular computer training 
courses for hundreds of government employ- 
ees. She must provide staff to run classes 
every day of the month, that last anywhere 
from two and a half to six hours. 

One of her secrets is hiring people with 
similar backgrounds and skills. Then she 
provides them all with the same training. 
That way, if one person can't show up, it's 
easy enough for someone to fill in. HCI 
staffers call this "company share" — they 
truly share the work, swapping hours as 
needed. 

Each employee sets her own schedule, 
committing herself to certain hours in the 
classroom. The rest of the time, HCI staffers 
can work at home, writing technical reports 
and training materials. 

In their hours apart, HCI members com- 
municate with each other by phone, fax, and 
modem. ""We probably talk more than some 
people do who sit side by side in offices full- 
time," Grist says. 

When there's a 
need for a face-to- 
face meeting, the 
logistics are fairly 
simple. HCI mem- 
bers live within 
minutes of each 
other in Hemdon, 
VA. They all origi- 
nally gravitated to 
the area because it's 
an easy commute to 
Washington, D.C., 
and near plenty of 
employment oppor- 
tunities in their 
field. Now their 
location is one of 
the things that make 
HCI work so well. 
Three employees 
live a few blocks apart, and have been 
known to send things to each other via their 
children's backpacks. 

Five of the employees meet regulariy at a 
local gym after they've put the children to 
bed. Grist also holds an official HCI dinner 
meeting either at her home or at a neighbor- 




Susan Stetson Grist '80: "Businesses 
should support people's personal lives 
— not just tolerate them." 



hood restaurant once a month. Grist and 
Linthicum also talk weekly to make sure all 
deadlines are being met. 

HCI has no support .staff — secretarial 
work is practically nonexistent here — and 
Grist contracts out for payroll, accounting, 
and legal services. 

Like many small firms, HCI has not been 
able to offer its employees health insurance 
— the cost would be prohibitive. At the 
moment, each HCI worker is covered under 
her spouse's plan, which, according to Grist, 
helps keep HCI salaries high. 

HCI does offer other benefits, however. 
Last year, Grist launched a retirement savings 
plan, thanks to staff member Barbara Morton, 
whose husband, Bruce, looked into 401(k)- 
type programs for small companies. Grist also 
offers education benefits to encourage staff- 
ers to take computer-science classes that will 
keep them up to date. 

Yet these women say that what makes 
working here so special is the sense of part- 
nership in an exciting new venture, which 
extends to the staff members' spouses. "We 
couldn't do this without their help and sup- 
port," says Grist. Not only did Bruce Morton 
come up with a retirement plan, but Grist's 
husband, Steve, who's in the computer field, 
contributes valuable ongoing business advice, 
helping Grist shape goals for HCI. 

With 14 children under the age of eight 
among the workers, issues relating to things 
like child care and sibling relationships com- 
monly come up at monthly meetings. While 
staff members have their own child care 
arrangements, they do babysit for each other 
in an emergency. 

This year, they all agreed to have their 
company Christmas party in January, "when 
babysitters are more available," Grist laughs. 
Needless to say, this kind of consensus and 
camaraderie makes it easier for team mem- 
bers to manage the demands of both an 
expanding business and growing children. 
"We often say that we're raising our children 
with the company," Grist proclaims. 

When clients ask about HCI's unique 
arrangement, Grist is honest and direct. "I 
address it in a positive way," she says. "I tell 
them they'll find we're more productive than 
other contractors because we're very aware 
of the value of our time." 

The only negative response to this proc- 
lamation has come from the other contractors 
HCI works with — a problem Grist attributes, 
in part, to professional jealousy. Susan 



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17 



Linthicum remembers one remark that really 
got her goat: "This competitor said, 'Ii must 
be nice to work only when you want to,' as 
if HCI workers didn't really work hard." 
Linthicum explained to him that there's a 
price for flexibility — at times, she puts in 
her hours from 10:00 p.m. to one a.m. 

But even this contractor came around, 
once he saw HCI's results. He recently sent a 
letter complimenting Grist and her associates 
for their perfomiance on a project they had 
collaborated on. "Now he appreciates our 
hard work," says Grist. 

The federal government appreciates it 
too-. In a recently renewed contract, HCI was 
asked to do even more work than the com- 
pany had initially proposed. "There's no 
better way for them to tell us they're happy 
with our work!" Grist says. This year she's 
expecting to acquire an even more expansive 
government contract. "Right now, we're 
wrestling with the issue of how big we want 
to grow," says Grist, who is often approached 
by men and women interested in joining 
HCI. "I think we're all in agreement that we 
want to stay small." 

■While the firm remains small, Grist's 
ideas about the benefits of flexible work 
arrangements are big, and she is eager to 
share them. "I would like to encourage other 
people to start businesses that make em- 
ployee flexibility possible," she says. "The 
focus is wrong in the workplace," she adds. 
"Businesses should support people's personal 
lives — not just tolerate them." 

— By Sarah Hutter for Working Mother, 
July 1993- Reprinted here with permission. 




Audrey Stoddard '55 selects a leek for a special soup at Idylwilde Farm. "An SBC education leads 
one down strange paths, from English teacher, to math teacher, to cookery — all fun in their times!" 



50 Years of Learning in a Farm Cookbook 



Growing up tn Washington, D.C., in 
the 1940s, Audrey Stoddard said, her 
mother shooed her out of the 
kitchen where the family cook, Courtney 
Banks, had responsibility for making the meals. 

But on the nights her parents left for 
dinner parties, Stoddard sneaked back in 
again. "The moment my parents left the 
house, I ran directly to the kitchen," said 
Stoddard, surrounded today by pans, woks, 
and an endless collection of cookbooks in 
her own kitchen in Cariisle (MAj. 

Banks "was wonderful, and she thought 
I was wonderful," said Stoddard, recalling 



hours of happy cooking instruction at Banks' 
elbow. "Tliis is the way you rolls the rolling 
pin, child, from the center out," she said, 
rolling empty hands to demonstrate Banks' 
technique. Her pie cmsts were "light enough 
to fly," she said. "She taught me the basics." 
Some 50 years later, Stoddard is doing 
the teaching by way of the just-published 
Idylwilde Fartns Cookbook, a thick and eclec- 
tic compendium of her favorite recipes. Most 
of the recipes are her own invention, but 
some have been found, adapted, or inherited 
from cooks she's met during her long love 
affair with good food. 



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For more than four years, Stoddard, an 
enthusiastic 59-year-old retired teacher from 
Concord Academy, has been the "secret" 
cook behind the "recipes of the week" at 
Idylwilde Farm. This bustling West Acton 
farm stand is renowned for lush, perfectly 
arranged displays of flawless fmits, vegetables, 
oven-warm bread, cheeses, and hard-to-find 
ingredients as well as plants and flowers. 

The cookbook has been published by 
Idylwilde to celebrate the farm's 25th year in 
business. It went on sale for $18.95 yesterday 
and today at the stand, with Stoddard on 
hand to sign books and offer some of her 
cooking tips. 

Over the years, Stoddard's recipes have 
been displayed prominently with whatever is 
"top shelf and at a good price," said Richard 
Napoli, who runs the lOO-acre Acton farm 
and retail business with his brothers, David 
and Tom, and their families. "People come 
in, take a recipe, grab a bunch of broccoli or 
cauliflower," said Napoli. The recipes coax 
customers to try something new or to rein- 
vent something familiar, he said. 

"We know people use them," said 
Napoli. Hundreds disappear each week, he 
said. Customers sometimes call looking for 
reprints. At Thanksgiving one year, a man 
from the West Coast called asking them to 
fax him a copy of Stoddard's recipe for cran- 
berry chutney that he'd lost. 

Because the Napolis grow much of the 
produce they sell, Idylwilde is known espe- 
cially for its fruits and vegetables, the stuff 
that attracted Stoddard to first shop here 
more than 10 years ago, she said. But 
Stoddard's cookbook, illustrated by Phyllis 
Hughes, also of Cariisle, features recipes for 
meat and fish dishes and desserts as well as 
for vegetables and soups. It is thick with 
influences from many cuisines she's sampled 
while traveling in Europe and Asia. 

After the basic cooking instructions she 
received as a child, Stoddard grew more 
interested in cooking while traveling in 
Europe as a young woman, eating fabulous 
food on a student's budget, she said. "I fall in 
love with something," she said, describing 
how she develops an expertise in foods as 
diverse as pasta, pastry and sushi by cooking 
them again and again. 

"I'll fL\ nothing but sushi for a month 
until my friends beg me to move on to some- 
thing else," she said. 

Known as Didi to her friends, Stoddard is 
no high priestess of Yuppie cuisine even if 



the book includes a show-stopper such as 
camembert and champagne soup. A lot of 
restaurant cooking aimed at that market 
today is pretentious and wearisome, she said. 
"Everything is finished with this, and doused 
with that, and napped with .something else. 
It's gotten silly," said Stoddard, who thinks 
French and Asian cuisine offer the best bal- 
ance of simplicity and richness. 

An elaborate meal for a special occasion 
should include a balance of rich, or compli- 
cated, flavors along with simple dishes to set 
them off she advises. "I don't need every- 
thing glopped up. ..I don't want stripes on my 
polka dots," she said. One of her favorite 
foods is a "perfectly grilled hamburger." She 
offers tips on how to grill one in the book. 
Starting with fresh ingredients that haven't 
been processed is the key to good cooking, 
simple or elaborate, said Stoddard. Put peas 
and carrots together in a can "and you're 
bound to have mined one of them," she said. 
"And don't buy anything spelled L-I-T-E," she 
insists. "The guy who made it probably can't 
cook any better than he can spell." 

Stoddard comes through on each page 
of the Idylwilde cookbook as a chef knowl- 
edgeable about the dishes she's presenting. 
Reading along, you feel as if you're in the 
kitchen with her learning how to plump air 
under the skin of a chicken before vertically 
roasting it, or finding out how to rescue a 
souffle if it starts to separate while you're 
mixing. 

In her own collection of 600 cookbooks, 
Stoddard's favorites are those "that make 
pleasurable reading," she said. "I look for 
someone who is passionate about what they 



are doing whether it's chocolate truffles or 
broccoli," she said. 

Besides expected tips about when or 
how to serve a dish, Stoddard also offers 
ideas for improving otherwise bland ingredi- 
ents and for using up leftovers. Her advice is 
exacting when it needs to be, such as when 
she explains how to fold raviolis or warns 
about how much room to leave in a pan so a 
recipe won't bake over the top. 

But for the most part, her own inventive 
style encourages experimentation. Some of 
her best recipes, she admits, are only tasty 
approximations of what she was originally 
trying to accomplish. 

— By Sharon Britton, Special to 

The Boston Sunday Globe, October 24, 1993 

Reprinted here with permission. 



Crispen Notches 
200th Field Hockey Win 

Sweet Briar field hockey coach 
Jennifer Crispen collected her 200th 
victory, when her team defeated 
Wilson College, 3-0, in the opening game of 
the Women's College Field Hockey Tourna- 
ment at Sweet Briar on October 22. 

Freshman forward Erica Donahue, from 
Wethersfield, CT, scored Sweet Briar's first 
goal midway through the first period. After 
halftime, junior midfielder Shelby Snyder, 
Farmington, MN, scored off an assist from 
senior team captain Kim Clayton, Kennett 
Square, PA. Wilson threatened to score only 




L-r: Kim Clayton '94, Co-captain; Jennifer Crispen; Heather Bayfield '94, Co-captain 



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twice but was driven back. Sophomore for- 
ward Lisa Aumiller, Cherry Hills, NJ, scored 
the game-winning goal with 10 minutes 
remaining in tlie second half. 

Sweet Briar went on to win the tourna- 
ment, downing Mary Baldwin College, Notre 
Dame (Baltimore), and Hood College. The 
team finished the season with a 9-8-1 record. 

Crispen started coaching in 1970 at 
Mount Holyoke College. She took over the 
SBC team in 1977. Her career field hockey 
coaching record is 200-150-21. The assistant 
director of physical education also serves as 
Sweet Briar's athletic director and lacrosse 
coach. She played on the U.S. national field 
hockey team 1972-1975. 

Crispen was recently selected by the 
United States Field Hockey Association as 
one of 25 coaches from the U.S. to attend the 
Olympic Solidarity Coaching Clinic. The four- 
day clinic was an international elite-level 
coaching seminar held in conjunction with 
the Women's Intercontinental Cup at 
Villanova University. Crispen was one of only 
two NCAA Division III coaches to attend the 
seminar. 

— By Dave Blount 

Assistant Director, Marketing 

Communications, Sweet Briar College 



Kibbutz: Not Your Typical 
Year Abroad 

When one thinks of the Junior Year 
Abroad program, images of France, 
Spain, and other European coun- 
tries come to mind. Many students have 
explored the piazzas of Rome or conversed 
with Oxford dons, but few have ridden on 
the top of a threshing machine at midnight, 
harvesting grapes for kosher wine. 

Such an experience belongs to Lucia 
Marks '94, who spent her junior year on a 
kibbutz in Israel. These collective farms 
employ a communal style of living and work- 
ing to bring growth to the arid land while 
promoting national spirit. 

Marks and 15 other North American 
students lived on a kibbutz between Jerusalem 
and Tel Aviv. The program, sponsored by 
Hebrew Union University in Cincinnati, OH, 
combined a concentrated academic ciinicuium 
with work in the fields. Marks' kibbutz was 
home to a variety of agricultural enterprises 



— a dairy, avocado grove, wheat fields, a 
vineyard, even flowers... anything that could 
produce an income. 

"We went to class three days a week and 
worked the other three days," says Marks. 
Israel operates on a six-day work week. 

Marks' classes included 'Hebrew Litera- 
ture," "Biblical Text Study," "Sociology of 
Israel," "Zionism," and "The Holocaust." 
Alternate days she worked in the avocado 
grove. 

A typical workday began with coffee at 
4:30 a.m. before going out to check and 
repair the irrigation systems. 
Breakfast, around 8:30, consisted 
of a green salad, something it took 
Marks quite a while to get used to. 
Workers then pruned and picked 
until noon. After lunch, they either 
napped or moved to other tasks 
indoors; the afternoon heat makes 
outdoor work nearly impossible. 

"A lot of people took naps," 
says Marks, "but the students all 
had homework to do!" 

There were opportunities to 
explore the country. Some stu- 
dents rented a car for winter break 
to tour Jerusalem and other kib- 
butzim. 

"We saw that some child had 
left a backpack on the sidewalk. 
Within minutes a bomb squad 
came, examined the backpack, 
blew it up, and dumped it in the 
garbage can. The mother came looking for it 
later and everybody pointed to the can. It 
was very strange," says Marks. 

Despite the threat of terrorism hanging 
over the region, Marks was not constantly in 
fear of her life. Comparing violent crime rates 
between Israel and the United States is like 
comparing airplane versus auto accidents. Air 
crashes, like terrorist attacks, make big head- 
lines, but one is more likely to be in a car 
wreck. "1 feel safer in Israel than I would in a 
large American city. You can't believe every- 
thing you see in the news." 

"Israel held many surprises. I was over- 
whelmed by the incredible diversity of 
people we saw. Israel has opened its doors 
to Jews from all over the worid. Walking 
down the street you could see Jews from 
Russia, Ethiopia, Chile, and many other coun- 
tries," says Marks. 

Sociology in Israel, including the notion 
of equality, is quite different from the United 



States and other western nations. All Israelis 
serve in the military. Men serve full-time from 
age 18-22; women serve from 18-20. After- 
ward, males serve one month every year until 
age 50. Military duty and station have be- 
come status symbols. 

"Flying jets and similar duties carry 
greater prestige than desk jobs. A standard 
question upon meeting someone is ''What 
unit are you in.'' " 

"On the kibbutz, people are judged on 
the work that they do, rather than who they 
are or where they come from," says Marks. 
■'There is a great 
sense of selfless- 
ness. You work 
where you are 
needed, rather 
than where you 
want to go. 
Every single job 
is important for 
the survival of 
the group as a 
whole. Com- 
plainers and 
whiners need 
not apply." 

Though she 
had never done 
such labor 
before, Lucia 
Marks relished 
the opportunity 
to see a life-style 
and a culture that few people in the West 
even know exists. The Junior Year in Israel is 
not for everyone, but Marks recommends it 
to the adventurous. 

"A program can only give you so much," 
she explains. "You have to go out and get it 
yourself. You can't be given an experience." 

— By Dave Blount 

Assistant Director, Marketing Communications. 

Sweet Briar College 




Lucia Marks '94: "You have to go out 
and get It yourself" 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



CLUB CORNER 



The Washington, D.C. Club held events October 6 and 7 
during its Community Campaign Kickoff! 

/. L-r: President Barbara Hill; Patti Powell Pusey '60, Co-Chair, D.C. 
Kickoff Committee; Frances Griffith Laserson 70, Co-Chair, Campaign 
Scholarship Initiative Committee; Phoebe Brunner Peacock '68, Co- 
Chair, D.C. Kickoff Committee 

^. D.C. Kickoff, l-r: Ann Eustis 'Weimer '49; Bea Dingwell Loos '46 

O. L-r: Barbara Hill; Julia Mills Jacobsen '45; Lynn Frazier Gas '67, 
D.C. Kick-off Chair 

"T. D.C. Kickoff, l-r: Sandra Vonetes '75; Martha Mansfield Clement '48; 
Patricia Smith Ticer '55 

O. L-r: Tony Merrill, Anne Rhett Taylor Merrill '69, Carter Bums 
Cunningham 71, Cynthia Davis Rackley '71 





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Baltimore was the host city for the September 17-19 Recognition 
Weekend. The Baltimore and Annapolis Clubs welcomed week- 
end guests at a gala cocktail party September 17. 

/ L-r: Chair of the Baltimore Weekend activities IMarjorie McGraw 
McDonald '60, Alumnae Association Board; Barbara Hill 

x:. James W. Rouse, creator of Baltimore's Inner Harbor; Patricia 
Traugott Rouse '48 

O. L-r: Elizabeth Doucett Neill '41, Chair, Baxwood Inn Committee; 
Joanne Raines Brinkley '57, National Co-Chair, Community Campaigns; 
iVlildred (.Bee) Newman Thayer '61, Chair, Annual Fund 

-/. L-r: Philip Sellers, SBC Board of Directors; Caroline Rudulph 
Sellers '46; Sara Finnegan Lycett '61, SBC Board of Directors; Barbara 
Hill; Isaac C. Lycett, Jr., Baltimore 



F 



ET BRIAR COLLEGE 




O. Joanne Holbrook Patton '52, SBC Board of Directors, prepares to 
welcome Boston area alumnae to an all-day First Annual Sweet Briar 
College Picnic at Green Meadows Farm, August 21 

0. Members of the Class of '68 share a mini reunion at Joanne 
Patton's picnic 




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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



FROM THE MUSEUM 



Iti response to requests from alumnae completing questionnaires on the magazine's contents, this neiv department will offer vignettes 

of Sweet Briar lore — some of them factual histoty, others simply stories which, though fanciful, have suivived through time. The 
following tales are from Ghosl Stories and Mysteries of Sweet Briar, by Ann Marshall Whitley '47, curator of the Sweet Briar Museum. 



The Face in the Red velvet Frame 



While I was assembling antique 
properties for the first Sweet 
Briar museum, the question of 
locating a portrait of Indiana 
Fletcher Williams, founder of the College, 
arose. Since the founding in 1901, many 
requests for a portrait had come in, but no 
one had been able to produce an identifiable 
likeness. 

While doing research in the College 
library, I discovered an old grocery carton in 
the comer of a storage room near the Rare 
Book Room. The weather had been rainy for 
some weeks; the smell of dampness was 
strong in the room. A streak of mildew deco- 
rated the wall just above the carton. I felt that 
whatever the carton held might be damp, so 
I carried it into the Rare Book Room, placed 
it on a table, and opened it. 

It contained a stack of 19th-century 
photographs of people and houses. These 
were unidentified, but on the back of each 
was a number. Obviously there had been a 
key to the photos; however, it was missing. 
A note in the bottom of the box said, "These 
photographs were found by Reuben 
Higginbotham in Sweet Briar House base- 
ment in 1953." Reuben had worked at Sweet 
Briar House for Meta Glass, the College's 
third president, stayed on through the tenure 
of Martha Lucas, then retired in the eariy 
years of Dr. Anne Gary Pannell's presidency. 

The photos were damp. Some of their 
edges were beginning to curi. I took them to 
Sweet Briar House to dry them on top of the 
radiators, which were enclosed in decorative 
wooden frames. Edith Whiteman, wife of 
President Harold Whiteman, was home, and 
helped me spread the photos out on the 
dining room table so that we could look at 
them. 

I recognized Elijah Fletcher, Indiana's 
father, several pictures of her daughter, Daisy 
Williams, at different ages, two of her hus- 
band, James Henry Williams, and one of a 



young man named Leeds, who was the son 
of Mr. Williams' sister, Harriet Williams Leeds. 
Two group pictures of a family sitting in the 
yard of their home were later identified as the 
family of Mr. Williams' sister, Emma McCall. 
There were three photos of unidentified 
women, two of them of the same person at 
different ages. She was fair, with light blue 
eyes, aquiline features, and a pleasant 
expression. The third photo was of a woman 



in her twenties who looked related to the 
other, but she was stouter, her face rounder, 
and her hair darker. 

As I looked at the two photos of the first 
woman, I knew I had seen that face before 
— but where? Of course: the face in the red 
velvet frame in the Rare Book Room. It was 
locked behind wire mesh doors on a book- 
shelf with other mementos of the Fletcher 
family. The photo had always been identified 
as Daisy Williams. 

I had seen the face in the red velvet 
frame often enough, and always doubted that 




Indiana Fletcher Williams 



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it was Daisy. The face was more mature than 
any of Daisy's photos. Although it was done 
in profile, I sensed it was another person 
altogether. The librarians insisted that it was 
Daisy. 

I decided to bring the picture from the 
library to Sweet Briar House, to compare to 
the two photos of the unidentified woman. 

When I laid the face in the red velvet 
frame next to the other two, it was obviously 
the same person — at different ages! The 
framed portrait was done at about age six- 
teen, the second at around twenty-five, and 
the third was the woman in her forties. 

I removed the photo from the red velvet 
frame and found that it had been taken in 
Paris, France. Daisy had never been to Europe, 
but her mother had, at the age of sixteen! 

I stared down at the pictures, getting 
more excited by the second, and said to Mrs. 
Whiteman, who I thought was behind me, 
"Do you know who we have here? It is the 
founder, it is Miss Indie. We have found Miss 
Indie." 

I heard a distinct low laugh behind my 
left shoulder. I turned to Mrs. Whiteman with 
a big grin on my face. She was not in the 
room. She was not even in the house. I was 
alone. 

— Ann Marshall Whitley '47 



The Signora Stories 

Signora HoUins was bom in Virginia 
of slave parents as the fmal convul- 
sions of the CivU War were drawing 
to an agonizing end. After the war, 
she was brought to Sweet Briar plantation by 
her aunt, who was to be cook for the 
Williams family. Daisy Williams was about 
seven years old at the time, so it must have 
been 1873 or 1874. Signora was about nine. 
The two children became good friends 
and playmates. They explored the edge of 
the woods, pretended to fish in the spring in 
the west dell, played with Daisy's dolls and 
chickens, and rode Daisy's pony. Bounce. 
They picked wild strawberries and other fruit, 
and worked in Daisy's little garden. 

After Daisy's death at sixteen in 1884, 
Signora remained at Sweet Briar for about six 
months. Then she was sent by Indiana to 
Massachusetts. At first she worked for a 
family that kept a private school for girls in 




Signora Hollins ca. 1 935 

Boston. Later she went to Amherst, MA, 
where the same family had a boarding house 
for college boys. Signora was in the North for 
12 years before returning to Virginia. 

■When the College was founded, Signora 
applied for work. She was hired, and what 
she saw in those early days were tall build- 
ings where cherry and peach orchards had 
been. There were only four buildings then, 
the faculty apartments (the first building to 
be buUt*), at that time housing the workers 
who were building Gray, Carson, and the 
Refectory. Signora was hired to be the cook 
in the faculty apartments. She became a 
legend for her southern cooking: Virginia 
ham, beaten biscuits, grits, spoon and com 
bread, black-eyed peas, and assorted greens 
cooked with ham hocks. Her fruit pies were 
talked about for years. 

One day before the College opened, 
Signora came out of the faculty apartments 
and found Indiana Williams waiting for her. 
Although Signora knew that Indiana had 
been dead for several years, she said, "I 
thought nothing about it." 

She said that Miss Indie looked perfectly 
natural and was wearing her usual black 
skirt and white shirtwaist. As they walked 
together toward the new buildings, then 
came near the old slave cabin behind Sweet 
Briar House, Indiana asked where the iron 
gate was to Amelia's house, and where was 
Daisy's pony? Signora said that she didn't 
know. 



A little later, near the cabin. Miss Indie 
told Signora that her money was buried 
behind the well under a large flat rock at the 
end of the well drain. She told Signora to get 
a stick and stir it around to pry up the rock — 
the money would be undemeath. She contin- 
ued that there was money on the other side 
of the Boxwood hedge, buried by Daisy's 
hitching post, "Daisy's money." There was 
money buried in another place, she told 
Signora. "The other place money is buried is 
under an old pine tree that is a stump now, 
near a large white rock on the hill across the 
field from the lake." Signora never said 
whether she had searched for the money, or 
if it had been found. 

The second time Signora saw Indiana 
was in the hall of the Refectory. "She was 
only walking through, and we didn't speak, 
but she had on the same white shirtwaist and 
black skirt, and she was just looking around." 
This was still before the College opened its 
doors to students. 

Many years passed before Signora saw- 
Indiana again. At that time, Emilie Watts 
McVea was Sweet Briar's president, having 
taken up her duties in the fall of 1916. When 
Indiana materialized the third time, she told 
Signora that her silver was buried in a wall in 
Sweet Briar House. She said it was sealed up 
in the wall on the landing of the front 
staircase, "the wall of Mr. Williams' bedroom." 
Signora infomied Miss McVea, who was 
willing to go along with what Signora told 
her. College carpenters opened the wall. 
The silver was, indeed, there. "It was 
wrapped up in three paper packages, and 
they were black with dirt. The spoons 
looked like gold, and I don't know what 
happened to it after that." 

When Signora was well into her nineties, 
a tape of her telling these stories was made 
by members of the Sweet Briar faculty. 
Signora Hollins died during the summer of 
1954. 

'Now House *1, Faculty Row 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



NOTICES 



Recent Deaths 

Mrs. Robert C. Hunt 

(Elizabeth Whitman AC) 

October 14, 1993 
Mrs. Josiah F. Reed 

(Anna Wills 15) 

July 15, 1993 
Mrs. Carl M. Ramspeck 

(Sarah Sheffield '20) 

date unknown 
Mrs. Rupert Ware 

(Lucille Bowles '23) 

1992 
Mis. M. F. KeUy 

(Muriel K. MacKenzie '23) 

October 17, 1993 
Mrs. W. Randolph Taylor 

(Jean Falconer Grant '24) 

September 3, 1993 
Mrs. Arthur A. Barricks 

(Cordelia Kirkendall '25) 

August 25, 1993 
Mrs. Oscar J. EUertson 

(Virginia C. Carpenter '26) 

August 3, 1993 
Grace H. Sollitt '28 

August 30, 1993 
Mrs. Margaret F. Camp 

(Margaret C. Faulkner '30) 

September 12, 1993 
Mrs. Stanley L. Bell 

(Virginia LeHardy '30) 

August 21, 1993 
Mrs. Jane Moor Ulrich 

Oane E. Moor '30) 

November, 1993 
Mrs. C. M. Zaenglein 

(Dorothy J. Zartman '30) 

date unknown 
Mrs. Burton W. Armstrong 

(Eleanor Nolte '32) 

May 7, 1993 
Mrs. Robert R. Wilson 

(Adah Montayne Barber '33) 

May 16, 1993 
Mrs. J. Gordon Ketcham 

(Dorothy Adele Barry '35) 

June 9, 1993 
Mrs. E. E. Richards 

(Doris Kendall '35) 

March, 1993 
Mrs. Thomas C. Roberts 

(Ada Denton '36) 

date unknown 
Mrs. Donald MacLeay 

(Elizabeth Hall Fesser '36) 

October 7, 1993 
Mrs. John K. Clement 

(Dorothy Caroline Gipe '38) 

September 20, 1993 



Mrs. Harold L. Weckler 

(Anna Atkins Espach '39) 

September 6, 1993 
Mrs. Edwin J. Spiegel 

(Doris Dee Naylor '42) 

October 22, 1993 
Mrs. Cecil H. Bulk 

(Shirley Jane Sprague '43) 

September, 1993 
Mrs. Hugh C. Macfariane 

(Sarah Ann Leffen '45) 

September 4, 1993 
Mrs. Joseph G. Wagner 

(Janet Amilon '47) 

August 4, 1993 
Mrs. Mary Comstock 

(Mary Colson '48) 

date unknown 
Mrs. Stuart Boiling, Jr. 

(Brantley C. Lamberd '49) 

August 14, 1993 
Mrs. George F. Walker 

Qean Pepper Gillespie '54) 

July 31, 1993 
Mrs. Hal Goggan Kuntz 

(Willie [Day] Padgitt '62) 

September 24, 1993 
Mrs. Gary Thomas Behms 

(Patricia Suella Epple '76) 

September, 1993 
Mrs. Edward W. Allen, Jr. 

(Catherine Kimberly Tucker '80) 

November 7, 1993 




Photo from the 1 936 Briar Patch, to 
which Perry Laukhuff served as faculty 
advisor. 

Perry Laukhuff, 1906-1993 

Perry Laukhuff was bom in 
Dayton, Ohio. He received the 
B.A. from Otterbein College and 
the M.A. from Harvard University. 
He taught government at Sweet 
Briar from 1930 to 1936, during 
which time he met and married 



Jessie Cobum Laukhuff '33. 

He served as a U.S. Foreign 
Service officer for 16 years in 
Milan, Berlin (twice), Stockhohn, 
Paris, and London, and was 
director of the Office of German 
Political Affairs, Department of 
State, from 1949 to 1952. 

He was consultant to the Council 
on Foreign Relations and the 
Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and 
later vice president of John Price 
Jones Company in New York City. 
He was editor of "The Certain 
Trumpet," a religious newsletter 
from 1972-1981, and is the author 
of articles and brochures on foreign 
affairs, Woodrow Wilson, and 
religious topics. In 1992, his book, 
Immamiel- Outrageous Myth or 
God's TnithF was published. 

He also contributed to the Sweet 
Briar Alumnae MagazUie (most 
recently, "Meta Glass, Another 
Perspeaive," winter '93). In a 
summer 1983 article ("Sweet Briar 
50 Years Ago"), he wrote: 

Siveet Briar had opetied its doors 
in the year of my birth, 1906. It 
tvas therefore just my age when I 
arrived in 1930. like everyone 
before me and everyone after me, I 
was overwhelmed ii'ith the 
spaciousness and the beauty of the 
sylvan and bucolic campus. I had 
never seen anything like it and 
despite much experience of 
campuses since, I have never seen 
anything to this day which can be 
put in quite the same category. 

Perry and Jessie Laukliuff retired 
to a home on Waughs Ferry Road 
in 1977, resuming their longtime 
friendship with Miss Sarah T. 
Ramage,* of Sweet Briar's English 
faculty from 1935 until 1971. From 
1977 until Perry's death in September 
1993, the Laukhuffs were participants 
in campus activities. In November, 
Jessie Laukhuff left Sweet Briar to 
live in Charlottesville. 

'Sarah T. Ramage now resides at 
Westminster Canterbury, Lynchburg. 



Request for Nominations: 
For Distinguished Alumna 

Award 1994 and Outstanding 
Alumna Award 1994. Send 

nominee names to Alumnae 
Office by 3/1/94. 



Rose Mary Johnson 
August 18, 1993 

Although Dr. Johnson was not at 
Sweet Briar very long (1959-61), 
her teaching and Faculty Row 
experiences while there were the 
most vivid of her long teaching 
career. She was devoted to Sweet 
Briar and, as a biologist, especially 
relished the natural resources of 
the campus. Many an evening over 
dinner, she would entertain her 
tablemates with tales of her 
expeditions to capture frogs at the 
lake in the wee hours, and forays 
to observe other wildlife. 

While a graduate student, she 
collected a new species of crayfish 
named in her honor, Cambarus 
johnsonia. which is part of the 
Smithsonian Collection. 

Rose Mary taught at the 
University of Virginia while 
completing her Ph.D. there, then 
filled in for Drs. Belcher and 
Sprague during their sabbatical 
leaves. She went on to teach a few 
years at Old Dominion University 
before settling at Mary Washington 
College for the rest of her teaching 
career. She retired in 1989 as 
Professor Emerita. 

Many of her former students 
continued to seek her advice in 
their positions as medical techni- 
cians, physicians, or biologists. 
Rose Mary was a charter member 
of the Fredericksburg Kennel Club 
and a breeder of Basenjis. She was 
long known for her annual 
appearance as announcer at the 
spring Fredericksburg AKC Dog 
Show. In fact, the show in April of 
1994 (on the Cherry Blossom 
Circuit) is to be dedicated to her. 

She will be sorely missed by 
those of us who appreciated her 
lovely, laid-back sense of humor 
pronounced in that unique 
Kentucky drawl; fek her door-was- 
always-open sense of hospitality; 
and who were guided by her sense 
of professional ethics. 

— By Mary Washington Professor 
of classics Diane F. Hatch '64, 
sophomore student of Rose Mary 's, 
and later her colleague at Mary 
Washington college for 20 years. 



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Alumnae Daughters and 
Granddaughters, 1993-94 

Seniors, Class of 1994 
Amalia De Simone 

mother: Judy Barthold '66 
Corinne Gaillard 

grandmother: Cornelia McDuffie 

•38 (dec.) 
Caitlin Sundby 

grandmother: Eudoxa Dingman 

'39 (dec.) 
Juniors, Class of 1995 
Katherine June Maxwell 

grandmother: Martha Homer '36 
Lucile Bee Lebby Page 

grandmother: Effie Siegling '43 
Charlotte Prothro 

grandmother: Elizabeth Perkins '39 
Mary Byrd Scliroeder 

mother: Betty Page Cariton '64 
Amy Lee Spisso 

mother: Joan Hobbs '72 
Sophomores, Class of 1996 
Anne Walton Arey 

mother: Pamela N. Henery '71 
Abigail Elizabeth Phillips 

mother: Rebecca Ann Bentsen '70 
Kathleen Kamala Warren 

grandmother: Dorothy Bird, 

AC (dec.) 
Freshmen, Class of 1997 
Susanna Bader 

great grandmother; Isabelle 

Richards '14 (dec.) 
Elizabeth Hunter 

grandmother: Grace Lanier '41 
Lisa Tedder 

grandmother: Elizabeth Lord 

Cheney '42 

Alumnae Award Recipients, 
1993-94 

Alumna Daughter Award; 

Amalia De Simone '94, 

Pine Bluff, AR 
Manson Scholar: 

Mtesa Cottemond '94, 

Brodnax, VA 
Benedict Scholar; 

Heather McKoy '94, 

Sonoma, CA 
Sherer; 

Nancy Weigle '95, 

Fairfax, VA 
Valentine; 

Anita Collins '96 

Richmond, VA 
Rickards; 

Lisa Aumiller '96, 

Cherry Hill, NJ 
Harold B. Whiteman: 

Kimberly Mounger '94 

Portland, OR 



Alumnae College Events 

Reading List for May 1994 tour, 
French Country; Exploring the 
Treasures of Provence, Villages of 
the Dordogne, and the City of Paris 

Guides 

Michelin Greeri Guides (English Ed): 

Paris/Nonnandy /Chateaux of the 

Loire/Ue-de-France. Excellent 

quick reference to art/architec- 
ture/history; light to carry. 
The Knopf Guide to Paris (Random 

House) 
Dumont Guides. Well-written, 

more detailed than Michelin in 

the arts/history/architecture; 

excellent photographs. 
Blue Guide France (A&C Black 

and W W Norton): Very detailed 

guides on French arts/history/ 

architecture. 
Baedeker's Guide: France. Excellent. 
Fodor's France Guide '93 and 

Paris '93: Practical, infonnative. 
Books 
A Year in Provence and Toujours 

Provence, Peter Mayle (Alfred A. 

KnopO 
Running In Place, Nicholas 

Delbanco (Atlantic Monthly Press) 
Fragile Glory, Richard Bernstein 

(Alfred A. KnopO 
'When in France, Christopher Sinclair- 
Stevenson (Simon & Schuster) 
The Europeans, Luigi Barzini 

(Simon & Schuster) 
A Little Tour in France, Henry 

James (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) 
Three Rivers of France, Freda Wliite 

(Faber & Faber) 
A Traveler's History of France, 

Robert Cole (Interiink Books) 
The Sun King, Nancy Mitford 

(Crescent Books) 
The King 's Way, Franf oise 

Chandemagor (Harcourt Brace 

Jovanovich) 
Louis Xn\ The Other Side of the 

Sun, Prince Michel of Greece 

(Harper Row) 
Louis The Beloved, Oliver Bemier 

(Doubleday & Co., Inc.) 
The Age of Napoleon, Christopher 

Herold (American Heritage) 
PARIS, John Russell (Harry N. 

Abrams, Inc.). Beautifully 

written/illustrated 
Walks in Gertrude Stein 's Paris, 

Mary Ellen Haight (Peregrine 

Smith Books), paperback. 
The Food Lover's Guide to Paris 

and France, Patricia Wells 

(Workman, NY) 



Paris Bistros, Robert & Barbara 

Hamburger (The Ecco Press) 
Mont St. Michel and Chartres, H. 

Adams (Putnam) 
An Illustrated Dictionary of 

Impressionism, Cogniat/ Selz/ 

Elga (Barons) 



Stories 

Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, 
Henry James, Edith Wharton, 
Charies Dickens (A Tale of Two 
Cities), Flaubert, Balzac, 
Stendhal, de Maupassant 



"The Sweet Briar Difference" 

Letter From Debra A. Elkins '93 



October 27, 1993 



After graduating from Sweet Briar, I entered graduate school (math- 
ematics) at Texas A&M University. It was an eye-opening experience. 

Pertiaps culture shock best describes my initial dislike of the big 
university system. Facts are, in a large university, students are social 
security numbers; many professors have absolutely no clue who their 
students are. Professors discourage asking questions by directing you to 
graduate assistants, and are not available during listed office hours. 
Students have difficulty getting into classes, and must consult teaching 
assistants assigned to the courses for any help in class work. Some 
professors are so wrapped up in research that they seem to miss their 
original purpose — to teach. 

Big universities do have their merits. You can work with people who 
are full-time researchers and do your own independent research. Depart- 
ments can offer more courses because of a larger faculty. High student 
enrollment enables schools to afford improvements in equipment and 
facilities. Departments provide graduate students with teaching assistant- 
ships in exchange for lab/classroom instruction of undergraduates. Big 
universities are tolerable for graduate wori<, but I believe that they cannot 
compare to Sweet Briar for an undergraduate education. 

I hope that undergraduates will continue to have the option I enjoyed; 
learning in the environment of a small, liberal arts college. Young women 
at Sweet Briar are individuals and leaders, not social security numbers 
and statistics. Faculty, staff, and administration are visible and acces- 
sible, and know students on a first-name basis. Students can take a wide 
spectrum of courses to complete a liberal arts degree. Professors make 
time to address questions, in and outside class, and encourage students 
to stop by during office hours to chat. Sweet Briar faculty really teach; 
they don't just stand by the blackboard and mumble, leaving students to 
consuft a teaching assistant. They also conduct research, often involving 
students in their wori<. There are so many aspects that make Sweet Briar 
special! 

Large universities seem less expensive than small private colleges. 
But take everything into account — tuition, room, board, fees, scholar- 
ships, financial aid packages, and living expenses. Then consider the 
value of the education one receives, using cost- benefit analysis. The 
educational difference becomes clear! SBC students receive a far more 
valuable degree, as they have a much broader base of learning. The 
liberal arts teaching philosophy prepares them tor entering the job mari<et 
or graduate school. And the SBC student graduates with more than a 
diploma; she leaves with a definite sense of honor, respect for others, a 
true love for Sweet Briar, and knowledge that allows her to continue 
learning the rest of her life, whatever she may do. 

As alumnae, we must continue to support excellence in education at 
Sweet Briar. 

Sweet Briar alumnae, parents, and friends; please look at all the 
information you receive from the (College about fund-raising. The Annual 
Fund supports scholarships and faculty salaries. By participating, you 
can help young women experience the fabulous educational opportuni- 
ties Sweet Briar offers. You can help sustain the excellence in teaching 
for which Sweet Briar faculty are known. 

You can make a difference by supporting the Annual Fund! 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



SWEET 
BRIAR 

COLLEGE 



1918 



At age 95. Jane Pratt Betts lives 
alone, has a keen interest in politics and tlie 
Atlanta Braves, and enjoys very tiappy 
memories of tier days at Sweet Briar 



1926 



President: Martha Bachman McCoy 

Gertrude Collins Calnan and Eric 
spent July & Aug, visiting relatives In Paris, 
Brussels & Spain, and friends in Italy. In 
Spain, Gertrude fell and fractured tier pelvis 
and was tiospltallzed. Ttiey stayed wltti a 
brottier-ln-law and tiis wife until Gertrude 
was well enougti for ttie lourney tiome wltti 
wtiicti their daughter. Arline. came over to 
help. Gertrude says. "After therapy and use 
of a cane. I am now back to good health for 
an 88-yr.-old." They hope to attend grand- 
son Chris's graduation from Brown Univ. 



1930 



President: Katryne Blake Moore 
Secretaries: Elizabeth Williams 
Gilmore, Elizabeth Copeland Norfleet 
Fund Agent: Emmy Riely Lemaire 

It's a great time to be silver - well, yes 
and no. When you have white hair, you can 
wear any bright color, and nice little boys 
help you across the street. On the other hand. 
Illness quietly stalks, and life patterns change 
drastically - without warning. It's the lucky 
duck who can preserve the status quo. The 
Class of '30 has a good endurance record; 
most of us who are still here have kept ac- 
tive: and our Descendants Derby Is clicking 
along nicely. 

So far. Dorothy Sherman In San 
Diego still has the lead with 9 great-grand- 
children. (Your secretaries are keeping 
score only In that category, due to lack of 
space ) Lindsay Prentis Woodroofe has 
3 great-grands, and |ust celebrated her 61st 
annlv Dougie Lyon Steadman has 6, all 
in TX. Mona Stone Green has 7 1/2 at this 



writing. What a pleasure It must be to keep 
track of all those birthdays! 

There Is a dark side to the Silver. We 
have lost Ruth Hasson Smith, our fvlay 
Queen, after too many years of increasing 
debility. Betsy had kept contact, if not always 
with Ruth, at least with Ruth's daughter, Patty 
who Is also Betsy's godchild. Ruth was Kirk 
Gllmore's 2nd cousin, a connection Ruth 
cultivated although she and Betsy were not 
related; but, of course, Ruth was related to 
Betsy's daughter, Nell. Both Patty and Nell 
have the Kirkpatrick eyes. Winogene 
Springer Yost lost her husband this year; 
she is staying In her home In Arkansas to 
be near her children. Helen Lawrence 
Vanderhorst '31 wrote of her sister tVlary's 
death. They lived as next-door neighbors on 
their old family property In Marietta. GA. and 
shared many activities. There was always a 
strong family unity, even in our college days, 
between the Lawrences. 

Myra Marshall Bush continues to live 
in her lovely home In Lexington, VA, and 
continues to hope that one of her grand- 
daughters will go to Sweet Briar. Sally 
Reahard keeps her Historic Preservation 
and Conservation organizations on her 
active agenda, including land acquisition In 
Indiana. All this - and a successful hip re- 
placement Willie Smith McConnell has 
been a social worker for 20 years for the state 
of PL. and is now, in retirement, a volunteer 
for the Senior Friendship Center in Sarasota, 
She went to Paris In tVlay for the wedding of 
her Isl grandchild. Scootie Gorsline In 
Richmond Is now involved with keeping her 
sister. Catharine, on a fat-free diet, which 
must be a culinary departure, as Scootie is 
a wonderful cook. She takes time out to have 
lunch with Louise Nelson Redd, on Fridays, 

Carolyn Martindale Blouin writes 
one of her newsy letters from ME. A promi- 
nent NY photographer had an exhibition at 
the County Historical Society presenting a 
diverse group of prominent women in the 
Piscataqua region (South Maine and New 
Hampshire). One of them was our classmate. 
Her citation read: "Columnist, political ac- 
tivist, and co-founder of the South Berwick 
Public Library." That's our Carolyn! It was 
good to have a note from Francie Harrison 
McGiffert In Duluth. She has been very 
occupied with Turk In his continuing Illness. 
We all remember Turk and are saddened by 
his present condition. We hope he will im- 
prove and that we will continue to hear from 
Francie. It has been too long between notes. 



Yes, we still travel, although Liz 
Copeland Norfleet did NOT go to England 
this year Gladys Wester Norton went to 
the South Pacific, and Elizabeth Carnes, 

In FL, says she Is slowing down, hitting only 
Ireland, Christmas In VA, and a tour of the 
West. She hopes to make Sweet Briar In '95. 
(Wanna bet?) Emma Riely LeMaire will 
go to Squam. NH, as usual. In the summer; 
then, she's on to Italy and 2 wks. In Paris to 
see Remy's family. Emma Is a volunteer with 
Unlcef and the NY Hospitality Committee. No 
grass Is growing near Emma in NYC. 

For changes in lifestyles, we have the 
Retirement Communities springing up all 
over the country. Liz Norfleet has lived In 
one for several years, and Betsy Gilmore 
moved to one in March, to be near her 
daughter in Baltimore. Gladys Wester 
Norton In Delray Beach. FL, lives In the 
same one as Bel le Brockenbrough Hutch I ns 
'29, and they play golf together. We all know 
that Dougie Lyon Steadman has been 
retired in Bryn Mawr, PA for several years, 
although she winters In FL, still playing golf. 
Teresa Atkinson Greenfield has found 
a lot to keep her busy in a retirement home 
in Atlanta; she claims that "Time files." 
Eleanor Marshall Tucker and Bev have 
a new similar address In Glendale. OH 

Mona Stone Green and Thornton 
spend the summer In their little house In NV, 
Since daughter Anne and her husband raise 
Arabians out there, we can still Imagine 
Mona on a horse, 

Betsy hung up her tennis racquet when 
she left Charlottesville for Baltimore, but 
she is now learning to be a docent at 
"Homewood," one of the Carroll homes. She 
also has a garden of vegetables and flowers 
- to keep out of doors and. become a dirt 
farmer. Liz keeps busy with her typewriter: 
one article of local history published, and 2 
memoirs - one finished and one in process. 

If we may pass on a bit of our own phi- 
losophy - in which many of you seem to be 
way ahead of us - we say. "Keep going, 
stand up straight, and keep us abreast of how 
you continue to make your world a pleasant 
place to grow old In!" 



1934 



President: Eleanor Alcott Bromley 
Secretary: Julia Sadler de Coligny 

We have a lot to live up to when we cel- 
ebrate our 60th reunion next year because 
the class of 1933 really distinguished them- 
selves in all respects. Their contribution, 
their wit. their spirit, their looks and their 
participation were enjoyable and enviable 
and I suggest that we see if we can't Invest 
In all the vitamin supplements and memory 
restorers we can. They were wonderful. 

I can't brag about the response I got from 
my request for news, and I imagine you'd like 
to know a statistical report. Apparently, 214 
records were printed, 77 wanted to keep in 
touch, 1 9 are lost, 64 have died and, to date. 



I have gotten messages from only 23 - but 
let me hurry on to share what I know. 

Marcia Morrison Curtis writes that 
Poody and her daughter came from Indiana 
In March to celebrate her 80th In the house 
where she has lived for 52 years and is 
gradually modernizing! Says she has no 
glamorous news, no ailments, no creativity 
for songs and skits for next year but will be 
there! Jackie Wood urges our classmates 
to come back for reunion and continue be- 
ing generous to SBC or to start as It Is never 
too late! (She must be the gift chair!) She had 
a great 18 day trip to Egypt this spring - 1 
days on the Nile, and is oft for an Aegean 
cruise late In Sept.! Will spend a few days 
with Judy Halliburton Burnett and see 
Cordelia Penn Cannon and Nancy 
Leavell 

Nan Carter says she will try her 
darndest to get herself In shape for reunion 
with tennis racket In hand, fat tummy and all. 
She may be living winters in Vermont by then 
In retirement complex near ski trails, golf 
courses, tennis courts, Univ. of VT courses 
and 3 of her kids. Then apparently plans to 
come back to Buffalo In summers and ends 
up "See you in 94." Betty Suttle Briscoe 
writes from their apt, in Hilton Head where 
she rejoices that they have succumbed to the 
lure of freedom from responsibility. They 
went to their first Elderhostel in Santa 
Barbara In March and liked it so much they 
went to another in Atlanta In April! 

Smut Mayfield, whose husband, 
George Chapman, I had known well at 
Columbia, got herself Into Westminster Can- 
terbury in Richmond and almost immediately 
hooked up with Peter Roughton, whose wife 
I had known at St. Catherine's. She and 
Peter have hardly paused In their travels to 
meet each others families and they say they 
will be at our 60th and cooperate. Jane 
Morrison Leak and her daughter Jane 
Moore Stubbs, ex '65, flew to Kansas City, 
MO, where they had a wonderful long week- 
end with Jane's freshman roommate, Betty 
Clapp Robinson, ex '34, who graduated 
from Mills College. Mitzi Hanifen Fried 
says she would love to see the college where 
she spent the 4 happiest years of her life but 
crippling arthritis and other medical prob- 
lems keep her from traveling. Linda, her 
youngest, graduated from Mt, Holyoke In '65 
and pleased her mother by celebrating her 
50th birthday reiecting all sorts of other 
invitations and staying with her mother. 

Lib Maxwell writes from Charleston 
that she and Ann Corbitt Little had drinks 
together; she's hoping to get Bonnie there 
this fall. She spent a weekend with Banks and 
Gwyn Harper at their place in the mountains. 
Lib has 2 grandsons who have graduated 
from college. Kitty Neely says that "these 
wonderful golden years" have brought some 
problems, but she hopes to last until our 
60th! She says sea air will help - heading 
Down Under again In Aug, Her daughter 
Betsy and Patrick Boyle now live in Charlot- 
tesville. Betsy Is head of Admissions and 
Dev. at The Tandem School. Kitty came to 
SBC and meant to phone Nancy, Jackie and 
me but time got away. Her granddaughter 



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27 



Erin graduated from Oberlin and has just left 
to spend a year in Moscow working for tfie 
Pleiades Pub. Co. and Russian Academy of 
Sciences, editing translated materials. 

Martha Lou Stohlman is now settled 
at Pennswood Village, D212, Newtown, PA 
1 8940. Sfie says ttiis is a fine spot, filled with 
good people. They make day trips around the 
lovely PA countryside: Bartram's garden, a 
great deal of theater, races and baseball 
games Eleanor Alcott Bromley is look- 
ing forward to our reunion and hopes all 
goes well so she can be there, Judy 
Musser says Janet's #2 boy graduates from 
Harvard next year and #1 boy graduates from 
the Amos Tuck grad school at Dartmouth 
followed by his 6/18 wedding. Judy has 4 
men putting on a new roof and 3 others in- 
stalling air conditioning and replacement 
windows and has just given the order to paint 
the whole house and garage. She can't be- 
lieve its been 60 years! A pitiful, illegible 
message from our always fluent Lasar say- 
ing she's nursing a broken right arm - pure 
hell! I only hope my deep distress and sym- 
pathy and love can comfort you a little. 

Anne Corbitt Little spent 2 wks. in 
Richmond with her sister Roberta Horsley 
and is back tor another 2 wks. now. I hope I 
make contact with her tomorrow. She had 
cocktails with Lib Scheuer Maxwell in 
Charleston, SC in the spring and says her 
house is a real delight. Anne's daughters are 
doing well - Louise has a nice practice in 
psychology in Charlotte, NC, Suzanne and 
Robert have moved to Houston where he 
heads anesthesiology at MD Anderson 
Hospital, and Roberta and Bob are at 
Nationsbank in Atlanta. Sallle Merritt 
Brentnall has the ideal retirement home - 
apt. in the home of her family: son Lynn and 
his wife, their 2 children, 1 Brittany spaniel 
and 2 kittens, a very stimulating life! 

Lydia Goodwyn has had a rough year. 
In Feb. she had both knees replaced at once 
and stayed in the hospital a month - went 
to therapy 3 times a wk through March and 
into April. Herbert had congestive heart fail- 
ure in April and died in May. She was glad 
his illness was brief, but she hasn't really ac- 
cepted the fact that she's a widow again. 
Bless her heart! She says next year must be 
better and she'll make it to reunion! Becky 
Strode Lee's daughter Brownie, '60, has 
returned to the US from Ghana, Africa, where 
she has been for 12 yrs, as an Assoc. Peace 
Corps Director and supervising volunteers. 
Becky is at Westminster Canterbury in Rich- 
mond and recovering from a major operation. 

Rosemary F. Rogers had an ex- 
tended celebration of her 80th birthday with 
trips to FL and the West Coast. It was great 
fun and great shopping! Then in Nov. the left 
foot was operated on with a second opera- 
tion in Jan. from which she is still recuper- 
ating. Volunteer work keeps her busy - 
serving on the board of CARES, a trustee of 
the local jr. college and chair of the Friends 
of the Library. Now she's spending happy 
hours with her play garden and 2 Shelties, 
Marlte Stephens Sheridan and her hus- 
band have moved into a small cottage in the 
Methodist Manor House Continuing Care 



Retirement Community and they are thank- 
ful for friendly and congenial neighbors, 

I have sold my hundred year old house 
in Bon Air, suburb of Richmond, where many 
of my relatives have lived, and this week will 
move to Westminster Canterbury in Lynch- 
burg. It is a wrenching experience, but they 
all tell me that if I survive eliminating the 
clutter, I will be very happy! 



1938 



President: Janet MacFarlane Bergmann 
Secretary: Pollyanna Shotwell 
Holloway 

Robert and I were sorry we missed the 
reunion this year, but we just couldn't make 
it. I was hoping to hear from some of you 
who did, but it's beginning to look as if there 
were no attendees in our class. At least we 
had our glorious 50th. In the event any of you 
drop by the campus, I compiled a scrapbook 
and sent it to the Alumnae Office, where it 
will be available tor you to peruse. 

Janet MacFarlan Bergmann is 
summering at the Cape, with extended vis- 
its from children and grandchildren Also at 
Cape Cod is Mary Ann Housel Carr who 
in June rented Fergie's (Barbara Ferguson 
Hill) house, where she reunes with her 
Harvard graduate grandkids, Fergie herself 
summers at the Cape and winters in FL, and 
still plays tennis and golf. More power to 
you, Fergie Carolyn Staman Ogllvleand 
Buck had a delightful trip to England, Scot- 
land and Wales. In London, they met a 
grandson studying there on an English 
Speaking Union Scholarship, This young 
man and one of their granddaughters will 
enroll at W&L, He hopes to play football, and 
if so, will compete against an older brother 
on the Davidson team. What a dilemma! Is 
it kosher to cheer lor both teams? 

Isabelle Franck DeGraff travelled 
36,000 miles with her oldest son and family 
through the West and Western Canada, 
When home, she enjoys the Stuart Society 
of St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts al- 
most as much as her 4 grandsons and 4 
granddaughters. Another traveller is Ida 
Todman Pierce who just cruised to South 
America. Ida stays busy at home with golf, 
bridge, and gardening. Two of our class- 
mates happened to end up on the same 
cruise around the British Isles. Babble Derr 
Chenoweth and Jo Sutton McCandllsh 
had a wonderful reunion after many years, 
and caught up on mutual friends. Babbie is 
spending the summer in NC, and Jo and Bob 
are in their new retirement cottage in Win- 
chester VA. Kay Hoyt still enjoys her 
Elderhostels. She is teaching reading and 
spelling to illiterates, but has found time to 
attend several art exhibits in Baltimore and 
Washington, 

Molly Talcott Dodson and Grit are 
"muddling along", sailing whenever pos- 
sible, enjoying the visiting grandchildren, 
one coming from El Salvador, and looking 



fonward to a visit from a daughter who will 
be celebrating her 50th birthday with old h.s. 
buddies. Nancy McCandllsh Prichard 
writes that both her sons are clergymen. Bob 
and family are at St. Andrews, Scotland, re- 
turning to VA Theological Seminary later this 
summer. Tom is head of the South Ameri- 
can Missionary Society. Her daughter, 
Helen, is a doctor in Richmond, and Helen's 
husband is switching from banking to law. 

Virginia Guild Colmore has been 
busy with granddaughter Sarah's wedding, 
and also her namesake's graduation from 
Sewanee, making her the fifth generation of 
the family to graduate from that University. 
Two more grandchildren are graduating in 
Aug. She is getting a well educated family 
in a hurry. Robert and I hope to visit Virginia 
in Aug. when we return to Sewanee for an 
Alumni Council meeting. Another alumna 
busy with graduations is Billy Heizer 
Hickerlooper. She travelled to TX to see 
her son (a lav^yer for many years) graduate 
from Theological Seminary, and to Kansas 
City to see him ordained an Episcopal priest. 
Then to Boston where her oldest grand- 
daughter graduated Magna Cum Laude from 
Harvard. In July, she travelled to NE for the 
wedding of her oldest grandson. After that, 
she and Bo look fonward to a well deserved 
Alaskan cruise. She contacted Mary Ann 
Housel Carr while in Boston, and keeps in 
touch with Betty Dall Windeler 

Congratulations to Pauline Womack 
Swan and husband George on their 56th 
anniversary, Pauline was under the weather 
last winter after suffering a blood clot, but is 
making good recovery, playing golf and 
walking. The Swans summer in Ml where 
their 3 daughters live, and winter in FL where 
their son resides. They have 5 granddaugh- 
ters and 2 grandsons. Dee Armfleld Can- 
non has all 4 of her children living in NC. 
She has 7 grandchildren, the oldest is a stu- 
dent at Wake Forest. Marge Thaden Davis 
just returned from the Greek Islands and 
Turkey. She is preparing to move back to 
New York in Sept. to be near her daughters. 
Vesta Murray Haselden and Eddie 
cruised through the Panama Canal and went 
to AZ and NM, tailing in love with Santa Fe 
and Sedona. Now they are busy "gentlemen 
farmers", growing vegetables for the fun of 
it. Robert and I were pleased to learn that they 
have a grandson at Sewanee, Robert's alma 
mater, and that the grandson loves it. They 
also have a granddaughter at Converse, all 
of which Vesta says makes her feel old, but 
that she is still "kicking." Sounds like it with 
all that traipsing around, 

Jessie Silvers Thompson sold her 
St. Martin home to none other than Olym- 
pia Dukakis. She and John now divide their 
time between Greenwich and Fort Lauder- 
dale, with side trips to family in Dallas and 
Wilmette Frannle Bailey Brooke and 
George are going to London and various 
parts of England for about 2 weeks. She re- 
grets she didn't make the reunion, but she 
did get to see some Briarites in Lexington at 
the wedding of Jane Bush's ('40) grand- 
daughter, Jane's twin, Mariana Bush King 
came for the wedding, and also Jane's room- 



mate, Margaret Dowell Kearny came 

from Washington. Rose Hyde Fales is still 
"plugging along, enjoying living, with 2 
white cats for company. She keeps in touch 
with Josephine Happ Wlllingham 

I am sorry to report some bad news. 
Alzheimers has brought grief to 2 of our 
classmates Lucy Taliaferro Nickerson's 
husband, Charley, is in a nursing home near 
their home in NJ. Her children are scattered, 
with one in Charlotte, one in Pittsburgh, and 
one in Lodi, NJ, but they come as often as 
they can. M. J. Miller Raber's husband 
writes that they have moved from Hilton 
Head to Jacksonville, FL so that M. J. can 
be in an excellent facility there, only 5 mins. 
from their home. M. J. is in great physical 
health, but her mental abilities have deterio- 
rated to the extreme. Our thoughts and 
prayers go out to these 2 members of the 
class of '38 and to their loved ones, 

Margaret Weimer Shepherd says 
her new hip is fine, but the old Polio keeps 
her from doing much walking. However, she 
was able to go to England in May. taking one 
of her 5 grandchildren with her. Marion 
(Macky) Fuller Kellogg still enjoys be- 
ing librarian at the Weston Public Library. 
She completed the 20-mile Boston Walk for 
Hunger for the 15th time. Bravo! She and 
Moulton have 12 grandchildren, some 
nearby Elizabeth (BIsh) Lockett Lord 
had a 4th total hip replacement which has 
kept her from her favorite outdoor activities, 
but she hopes to be back on the golf course 
in FL this winter. She and Roger went to the 
Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY 
where they visited friends and "gloried" in 
the fall foliage. 

We are so sorry to learn that Dorothy 
Gipe Clement was in and out of the hos- 
pital all last year taking chemotherapy, blood 
tests, etc. She is feeling better now, and able 
to travel a little, to Northern Ml, and to 
Boston to visit their daughter, and for the 
rowing of the "Head of the Charles", in which 
Bob always participates. 

Janet Forbush Fead writes that our 
"perpetual reuners" did it again in Oct., 
meeting in Sanibel, FL for a week of relax- 
ing and reminiscing. The Alums are Dor- 
othy Gilbert Browne, Helen Walton 
Andrea, Kitty Corbett Powell, Sammy 
Hamilton Shuck. Betty Hopper Turner, 
and Janet Virginia Guild Colmore was 
not with them this time. I enjoyed a lengthy 
phone call with Florence Caven Crosnoe 
She told me of the many accomplishments 
of her grandchildren, but I was so busy chat- 
ting that I failed to write them down. Marion 
Brown Snider had a lens implant in her left 
eye, but unfortunately developed an infection 
in her good right eye, so has been grounded 
for a while. However, she has had no recur- 
rence of the cancer since her mastectomies 
2 years ago. That's good news. She greatly 
enjoyed President Hill's visit to Tampa, and 
the later visit by Mitch Moore. 

That's all tor this time. Please write when 
you can so that I can pass your news on to 
your classmates. Robert and I both send 
regards to all. 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



1942 



President: Ann Morrison Reams 
Secretary: Polly Peyton Turner 
Fund Agent: Florence Bagley Witt 

Truly your replies lifted my heart! You 
sent recollections ot last year's 50th and 
happy mini-reunions since. However, there's 
distressing news too, and I'll start with that. 
With deep sadness I report the deaths ol 2 
husbands; Kay Coggins Clark's Harry and 
Douglas Woods Sprunt's Worth both 
died in the lall ol 1 992 alter several months 

01 tailing health. Both Kay and Dougie seem 
to be coping valiantly. Thai's not easy; it's 
hard work. I l<now. Kay had no plans except 
she is sure she doesn't want to l<eep her 
house. Dougie, who had visited Debbie 
Wood Davis in NJ, also had a visit trom 
Alice Sweney Weed in May. Together 
they went to Richmond where they had lunch 
at the VA Museum with Lucy Call Dabney, 
Virginia McGuire Brent and Ann Bundy 
Lewis, then on to SBC, and to Longwood 
Gardens tor lunch with Eugle Burnett 
Affel, and Debbie. Alice continued with a 
visit to Debbie and on to CT to see her 
daughter's family. All reported great fun, 
ceaseless conversation, remembrances, 
even a few songs! Eugie has been busy with 
family, some real estate, and her 55th St. 
Catherine's reunion where she, too, caught 
up with Lucy Call Dabney. Lucy's young- 
est son was married in May. 

Another gala gathering was that of Elsie 
DIggs Orr, Helen Sanford, Mil<e and 
Betsy Gilmer Tremain, Bill and Sudie 
Clark Hanger, Tom and Ann Hauslein 
Potterfleld, Bill and Gege Moomaw Hall 
at The Tides Inn in May. Helen says she 
could get totally caught up in her volunteer 
work as an interviewer at North Dallas 
Shared Ministries, a food and financial as- 
sistance center operated by 40 churches and 
synagogues to serve the NW Dallas area. 
Gege says all is well and just the same with 
her lamily. The Potterfields spent a month in 
Italy, including Sicily, in the spring. Ann is 
thrilled to have a new granddaughter named 
for her and was looking forward to a son's 
wedding in Aug. and a daughter's in Sept. 
Betsy attended the graduations from h.s. ot 

2 granddaughters and scheduled their fam- 
ily for a reunion in York, ME in July. On their 
way home from Tides Inn, Sudie and Bill 
caught up with Joe and Martha Buchanan 
Wadsworth in Durham. The Hanger fam- 
ily gathered at Sea Island for the 4th of July. 
In April they welcomed their 19th grandchild. 
Betty Hanger Lippincott plays a lot of 
golf, is co-chair of a big hospital drive, presi- 
dent of the Acorn Club, and active in church. 
She and Sudie and Bill visited England and 
she's off to Jamestown for the summer. 

Tom and Toppin Wheat Crowell lead 
pleasant lives on Nantucket and in 
Charlottesville, cooking, swimming, dog 
walking, making music, visiting with friends 
and "yakking with each other." Toppin is 
pleased and proud of both of her daughters. 



After visiting her son and lamily in CA in 
June, Chris and Jeanne Sawyer Standen 

completed the summer at their island, vis- 
ited by daughter and granddaughter (3). 
Through the long winters they are busy in the 
Kennebunk condo they love. Jeanne's 97 1/ 
2 yr-old mother is in a super nursing home 
nearby. From Vineyard Haven Di Greene 
Helfrich has traveled south to Baltimore and 
north to ME as well as to her 55fh at Andover. 
She is now a GREAT GRANDMOTHER 
TWICE OVER! 

Gordon and Laura Graves Howell 
enioyed a camellia picnic on Edisto Island. 
Gordon is working in his camellia green- 
house again after recuperating from a huge 
operation 11/92. Laura really did not leave 
him alone for 4 mos. but now he is doing 
well. From Charlottesville Laura's erstwhile 
roommate. Si Waike Rogers, writes "I love 
my retirement home. Such nice people, even 
though my 94-yr-old friend beats me in 
Scrabble." I, Polly, spent the weekend of my 
grandson's UVA graduation with Si and can 
attest that she is greatly beloved there at Our 
Lady of Peace and rightly so for Si is a 
maior force in making it into a caring com- 
munity. When we went out to dinner, we ran 
into Milton and Nancy Goldbarth Glaser 
also attending their grandson's graduation! 
Si visited her daughter in England, goes to 
cardiac rehab, plays bridge, works with kids 
and en|oys life. Speaking of retirement com- 
munities, Todd and Barbara Ripley 
Furniss are to move to Kendal-Crosslands, 
a Quaker-run community in PA. Though they 
hate to leave AZ, they are enjoying living in 
a darling mobile home there and plan to re- 
turn to if for a part of each year. Bobbie's 
rheumatoid arthritis makes their move advis- 
able Army Case Wendelken writes of her 
"exciting life at the retirement community." 

Margaret Leonard Proctor visits her 
husband daily in a nursing home and addi- 
tionally teaches a dyslexic student, is a lay 
catechist, gardens, reads, paints and 
keeps up with family and friends. Shirley 
Hauseman Nordhem works in a literary 
program, reads, and parficipales in water 
aerobics. The Nordhems return to suburban 
Chicago for part ol each summer. Shirley 
and Alice King Harrison visited Dotty 
Hutchings Donley and were treated to her 
gourmet cooking as well as to a glimpse of 
Frances Caldwell Harris Alice also vis- 
ited her children and grand-children in KY 
and CA Eddie Syska Peltier always en- 
joys the Harrises' annual spring vacations in 
Naples and their bridge games. Eddie her- 
self look off for Chicago, Long Island, and 
Martha's Vineyard this summer to visit her 
children. The Harrises' 50fh wedding anniv. 
was marked by a delightful trip to Williams- 
burg. At home. Frances plays bridge, enter- 
tains the handicapped and swims. She 
traipsed to Washington fo see the Barnes Art 
Collection and to northern Italy. The Harrises 
took a house at Cashiers, NC for a family 
time in Aug. They must have seen Bob and 
Chookie Groves Martin who iusf moved 
into their new house there and Charlie and 
Dorothy Malone Yates who spend much 
of the summer there. 



Rene Mitchell Moore's husband 
broke his back in the midst of preparations 
for their daughter's wedding but was recov- 
ered sufficiently to escort her to the altar and 
to dance at the reception. Bambi Ryan was 
off to NYC to visit friends, catch up on the 
theatre, etc Margaret Preston Moore 
writes that Ruthie Hensley Camblos 
came and took Pres fo lunch on her birth- 
day in March. Pres has been traveling to 
Mexico, Russia and to grandson's gradua- 
tion from FL State. This year Ruthie and Josh 
are having a continuous celebration of their 
50th wedding anniv., and had a happy time 
at the 50fh anniv. of his medical school 
graduation at Charlottesville. Also trom St. 
Petersburg, Joanne Oberkirch Willis at- 
tended 3 Elderhostels; St. Simon's Island, 
Martha's Vineyard and Spring migration on 
Cape Cod and was glad to get home after en- 
joying her granddaughter's graduation in CT 
and a visit with Daphne Withington 
Adams. Also celebrating a 50th wedding 
anniv. were Crosswell and Babbie Engh 
Croft who treated all their children and their 
spouses to a week's holiday at Eaton's 
Ranch, WY, Bobbie's lile continues its pat- 
tern of family, gardening, church, and win- 
ter visits to AZ while Crosswell still goes fo 
the office daily! Bill and Ginnie Wilkinson 
Swanson celebrated their 50fh all year. 
They sold their dream house on the lake and 
are building in town. 

What gadabouts we are! And isn't 
it splendid that we CAN be? Margie 
Troutman Harbin made a trip to Panama 
and Costa Rica. Then she went with a group 
of 10 to England including 4 days of walk- 
ing on the Isle of Wight. Richard and Diana 
Stout Allen took a fine cruise from FL to 
Athens Peggy Cunningham Allen and 
her husband cruised the Volga from 
Moscow fo St. Petersburg. Those perennial 
travelers RB and Rut Jacquot Tempest 
journeyed to England, stayed at Bosworth 
Hall, had amusing experiences at U 
Women's Club in London, and a possibly 
final visit fo Paris. Their son is moving from 
there fo be LA Times Bureau Chief in Beijing. 
Rut's granddaughter started Princeton. Good 
news from Eloise English Davies 
Rankin happily home-ported in a vacation 
home on the water in Coronado. She and 
Gene continue to travel widely: India includ- 
ing a cruise from Bombay fo Singapore, and 
a cruise fo AK. They are strongly supported 
in this new, happy marriage by their friends 
and 9 children. 

I had a lovely time visiting Grace Bugg 
Muller-Thym at her charming home in 
Harford County, MD in May. Machall and 
Betty Blackmer Childs came from An- 
napolis fo spend the night, a special treat. 
Grace went on to a Wingtield family gather- 
ing in Williamsburg. Later she saw M'Alice 
Bennett Baumberger, who spends pad of 
her summers on LI, and says M'Alice looks 
wonderful and so does Bittie Grumpier 
Nolting whom Grace visited in June. This 
was the first time they had seen one another 
since sophomore year. Grace's visit was cut 
short by word ol a robbery at her home. Af- 
ter coping with that, Grace went to Cape Cod 



to recover and visit her youngest daughter 
and 2 grandchildren. She planned a trip to 
Austria in Oct. Shaw and Jan Darby 
Cranfield are ecstatic over their first grand- 
child, a darling little girl! Greetings were sent 
by several who claimed little change in their 
lives; Grace Lanier Brewer, Jane Tay- 
lor Lowell, Jean Hedley Currie, and 
Nancy Davis Reynolds Finally, cheery 
news Irom Florence Bagley Witt, happily 
involved in church, community, and family, 
especially plans for daughter Mary Alice's 
Dec. wedding. Flossie wants to thank all of 
you for supporting last year's fund drive 
(64% participation from our class for a total 
of $17,647). WE thank Flossie for HER ef- 
forts, let's continue fo support her and SBC! 



1946 



President: Bea Dingwell Loos 
Secretary: Polly Vandeventer Saundeis 
Fund Agent: Wheats Young Call 

Greetings, everyone. Thanks for your 
cards and letters. Robin Evans Stroud and 
John had plans for Italy and Provence and 
were looking forward fo their eighth grand- 
child Catherine Smart Grier s last child 
was recently married. The family had a rol- 
licking good time at the event with 100 per- 
cent children, spouses, and grandchildren 
present. She and Joe attended the American 
Law Institute in O.C. where they saw Bea 
Dingwell Loos. Catherine still enjoys her 
harp. Louisa Lloyd, in D.C. area, works for 
an elderly, physically handicapped lady. She 
was going to Cape Cod for a family reunion. 
Back in D.C. she planned fo participate in the 
March for Jesus Betty Ann Bass Norris 
had a delightful cruise fo AK on the 
Sagafjord. Bass's Proclamation; Our class 
owes a total thank-you fo the Alberts (Jean 
Love) for their great supper party at their 
farm. I agree. Thank you again and again 
Jean and Jack. You have made our reunions 
special Betsy Gurley Hewson writes Irom 
"Paradise" (Merritt Island. FL) that they have 
sold their CT house and are permanent resi- 
dents in their heavenly land! Tom had a tricky 
eye operation in NYC. Later they went to 
Skyfop, PA. for a family reunion. After that 
the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, a cruise 
fo the Nonwegian fjords. 

Palmer Holmes Mclntyre divides 
her time between Atlanta and Cashier, NC. 
She has 5 grandchildren between 18 and 2! 
Her oldest won a scholarship to Tulane. 
Palmer mentioned that Sarah McDuffie 
Hardaway and Ben have a new house in 
Cashier. My card from Marjorie Christian 
Schley in Savannah kills me; There have 
been no weddings, babies, or trips. So - No 
News. Bob and I spent a night with Moe and 
Dick recently. They live in one of Savannah's 
lovely old houses on Oglethorpe Street (with 
marble steps). I felt like Miss Scarlett in our 
guest room. Moe sells real estate. Dick re- 
tired from his pediatric practice. They have 
4 "children" who are all doing very interest- 



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29 



ing things. I think we should know about our 
student government president. She is so 
modest. (I know because I roomed with her 
for 4 yrs!) Mary Vinton Fleming returned 
from a Scandinavian trip where her husband 
Doug lectured aboard the Regina Renais- 
sance. She is looking forward to Wistar 
Watts King and Jack in Seattle en route 
from AK IVIargo Sibley Lewis writes from 
Austin, TX that her time at home is divided 
between grandchildren, golf, hospital, and 
church. However, how much time does she 
spend at home? They have travelled recently 
to all the corners of the U.S., Copper Can- 
yon in IVIexico, Ottawa, upper New York, and 
had a Caribbean cruise with 2 grandchildren! 
Wistar Watts King mentions that they 
have'10 grandchildren and an eleventh on 
the way. I think that sets the grandchildren 
record thus far. Wis how do you remember 
all those birthdays? 

Candy Greene Satterfield lives in 
Nortolk in a lovely cozy townhouse. She and 
I are in a bridge group with Rosie Ashby 
Dashiell. Rosie is our expert. We love it to 
piecesi Leila Fellner Lenagh had some 
interesting travels scheduled. She planned 
to visit her daughter Maddi and family in 
Holland and then a seminar on calligraphy 
in Belgium. Leila reiterates her offer to all 
46ers to assemble our biographies (with 
before and after snapshots) into an individual 
scrapbook for posterity. Williams College 
has successfully done this for their 50th re- 
union Alumni. This is Leila's second offer 
and a very generous one. A time consum- 
ing task. Please write to her to express 
your feelings about this protect. Her address: 
fVlrs. Thomas Lenagh. 1 Brooksida Drive, 
Westport, CT 06880-2559. Wally Evans 
Landrum returned to SBC for her first time 
since leaving in June 1 944 to transfer to The 
U of Ky.: "It was a thrill - as beautiful as I 
remembered and so much was familiar." One 
son is a Presbyterian minister in IVIO, one 
son has his own consulting business in Lou- 
isville, and her daughter is a Ph.D. psycholo- 
gist in Louisville. Wally laments that there 
are no grandchildren. (Don't give up Wally. 
Any one with connections with this class is 
bound to have progeny. Their talents in this 
field are superb.) Jean Love Albert and 
Jack were to celebrate July 4 with all family 
present. "I have been scrambling to find cub- 
byholes to bed them all - can't wait!" 
(Sounds like IVIrs. Rabbit!) 

Bea Dingwell Loos enjoyed a fabu- 
lous Smithsonian Ancient History tour to 
Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Crete, and Greece this 
spring. Our love and sympathy go to Bea on 
the recent loss of her father, Ariana Jones 
WIttke had a big (long?) 10 days with 3 
grandchildren and parents from Flagstaff, 
AZ, for Princeton reunion. Her daughter and 
husband came for it from f\/ID Over and 
above all those people there were 3 Labra- 
dor retrievers Ade Jones Voorhees had 
a memorable winter/spring '93. Her daugh- 
ter, Sarah, had a very serious but success- 
ful operation in Boston. Her number 5 
grandson was born in Annapolis and their 
old house in Kilmarnock was on the Virginia 
Garden Week tour. Flo Cameron Crichton 



and John have sold their San Francisco 
house since his retirement. San Antonio is 
now their main residence. Pat Thompson 
Bennett retired from Daytona Beach Com- 
munity College as an English instructor for 
31 years. Last semester she taught one 
course in Literature By Women. The summer 
will find her family exchanging houses with 
a family in Heidelberg. She plays tennis and 
is taking a course in creative writing. 

Lynn Hannah Crocker and Ken went 
to S. America for 9 1/2 weeks as volunteers 
for the International Executive Service Corps. 
Ken was advising food companies. They 
were in Quito, Guayaguilla, Cuenca, Ambato 
and IWachala - all in Ecuador. They took 
many side trips and met lots of people. 
Christmas was fantastic, but New Years was 
like July 4! Since then they have enjoyed 
boating down the Chesapeake Bay with 
daughter Cami (SBC '71 ) and her daughter 
(SBC 2003). Their other daughter. Con (SBC 
'75) lives nearby in north NJ. She recently 
talked to Betsy McKeon Scott. I had a 
geography lesson on Ecuador and on 
Churchill t^anitoba where Ellen Bobbins 
Red and fellow birdwatchers were looking 
for a pink gull called Ross' gull. There was a 
pair and they saw them! The Hudson Bay was 
frozen solid, a lovely memory in Houston's 
July heat. I have a copy of "our" author's 
book "Early Days on the Bayou." It is a bi- 
ography of Ellen's great-grandfather who 
settled in Houston in 1838. He was very 
much involved in the development of Hous- 
ton. Anyone is welcome to borrow my copy. 

Ellen's roomie Helen Murchison 
Lane wrote a great letter and enclosed a 
newspaper picture of 8 children under 6 (one 
a baby). They are the star boarders of 
grandma and grandpa who put them up 
while parents were abroad. "We are glad we 
did it, but it seemed like a lot of very young 
children!" There were 3 new grandchildren 
this past yr. Now there are 9! Last fall the 
Lanes had a great trip walking in the 
Pyrenees, In Aug. they planned a North Cape 
cruise aboard the Viking Sun and another 
walking trip in Oct in Provence. The Chan- 
cel Choirs of Luray and Asbury United t^/leth- 
odist Churches combined in May for "a great 
day of singing ' Helen Graeff Ellerman 
was one of the directors. Graeff retired from 
Asbury as minister of music but has contin- 
ued to serve in same capacity at the Luray 
church. Caroline Rudolph Sellers writes 
from IVIontgomery that she discovered a cure 
for arthritis. Just invite anyone to spend a 
week or 2 at the beach with 6 grandchildren 
under 1 and no domestic help. You get so 
limber you forget all about arthritis! Their 
condo at Destin is the magnet for family 
gatherings. 

Wheats Young Call, our gung ho 
fund agent, reports that we contributed al- 
most $25,000 and were well over 70 percent 
participation. Wheats' enthusiasm is conta- 
gious whether on the tennis court, church 
circle, or raising money for SBC! Thank you. 
Wheats (we both live in Newport News). Bob 
and I have our first grandchild. He is Joseph 
Braden Saunders, born in Hong Kong in 
April. I have been a Schnauzer person for so 



long I have had to get with babies all over 
again. We are house swapping in Sept. with 
an English couple from Sidmouth (Devon), 
England. Here's a message I received on a 
card: "We must have hope-faith-understand- 
ing-courage-humility. ..and lunch together 
sometime soon!." I wish we could all have 
lunch together sometime soon. Incidentally, 
have you all noticed how far back we are in 
this magazine? We are getting to be vener- 
able. Wow! 



1950 



President: Jean Probeck Wiant 
Secretary: Sally Bianchi Foster 
Fund Agent: Joan (Jo) Gulick Grant, 
Ann BelserAsher 

Couched request for news in the form of 
a list of Class of '50 nicknames to be identi- 
fied Bill Bailey Fritzinger says she 
flunked the test. And she a 2-yr. Class 
President! "Who is Kata?" Bill is still organic 
farming on that VT mountain. Lola 
Steele Shepherd queries. "Could Kata be 
Katharine Edwards?" Lola keeps busy physi- 
cally with hiking and skiing, mentally with 
C-Span B.G. Elmore Gilleland wrote, 
"Know all the names but Kata." She corrected 
and identified Grem (not Grim) Fisher 
Handforth as her 1st freshman roommate 
in what is now a single in Grammer. B.G. 
shared a reunion at Sturbridge Village (IVIA) 
last spring with Diana Dent and Merry 
Moore Lynn. After that she and Guy went 
to Scandinavia and Russia. In IVIoscow their 
home stay was changed 4 times (no hot 
water!) "Ended up with nice gal and son (8) 
but communication limited to sign language 
and Russian-English dictionary. We left feel- 
ing very blessed to live in the U.S." Bev 
Benson Seamans (good nomiker for 
someone living on the IVlarblehead, (VIA har- 
bor) also knew Grem with whom she 
roomed. She continues to be a professional 
sculptor, rendering animals, birds and chil- 
dren in bronze for gardens and fountains 
And finally. I did[)eat from Kata Edwards 
Crain who lives in Longview. TX. Her 
daughter lives in Dallas and son in Houston. 

Mary Waller Berkeley Ferguson 
listed some other nicknames: "The Class of 
'50 had its share of cutsie names. Presto, 
Todie, Bill, Fan, t\/lo. Ackie. Dain. Peachey, 
Hot. Sand. Tink, and Bebe!" Outside of her 
new kitchen floor. Waller had to fall back on 
news of Mary Nelson Swiggett, who has 
sold the sailboat and moved to VT and 'laken 
up every land sport you can think of." Natu- 
rally the top name-identifier was Ann 
Preston Vick. hardly a surprise since Preso 
is also our best authority on step-song lyr- 
ics. Her twin sons graduated this year, John 
(U.VA) is teaching French in NH boarding 
school while Tal (Stetson) is offering his 
English and business major to the real world. 
And speaking academically, Nancy Drake 
Maggard received an MA in Spiritual 
Direction from General Theological Semi- 



nary in NYC this past IWay. Helen Missires 

Lorenz, chairman of the Hockaday School 
(Dallas) Foreign Language Department has 
completed her 3 yr, appointment to the Col- 
lege Board A. P. French Test Development 
Committee. Helen has been a Hockaday 
faculty member for 22 years. 

Several classmates have taken part in 
Elderhostel programs. B.G. Elmore 
Gilleland was in Scandinavia while 
Henrietta Hill Hubbard recently returned 
from Lake Garda, Italy She and husband 
Charles also recommend the Jekyll Island 
programs Nancy Storey White and Ed 
spent a month this past summer at the 
International School in Cambridge. "I'm still 
studying English Lit Miss Ramage and Dr. 
Nelson must be pleased!" In Sarasota, Nancy 
volunteers with the Friends of Selby Public 
Library. She attended the 150th anniv. of her 
Columbus, GA elem, school, a celebration 
which Barbara Golden Pound '47 was instru- 
mental in promoting. Mary Dame Stubbs 
Brand's husband Doug went to school in 
Viriville. France last spring for 1 wk. allow- 
ing Mary Dame to drive thru the Dauphice 
region. This past winter included an ID ski 
trip. Pat Owens Purvis and Tom spent pari 
of the summer en|oying the walks, flowers 
and architecture of England. A new 
California-born grandchild was born to her 
daughter, Lisanne '78. Lou Moore had a 
"spectacular" trip across Western Canada. 
(By the '94 notes, Bob and I will have done 
same.) Joan Teetor Marder seems to yo- 
yo from coast to coast visiting grandchildren, 
although home is happily AZ these days. 
Bonnie Loyd Crane also does a lot of 
grandparent visiting in Germany. Her son 
Matthew, Ph.D. from U Va. was married near 
Charlottesville. Bonnie visited SBC in April 
lor Friends of Art Board Meeting. (Ewald 
Symposium) Her daughter Amanda is finish- 
ing up an MA in Visual Anthropology (film) 
at use Susan Tucker Yankee s daugh- 
ter Ellen, a clinical psychologist, participated 
in the U of MD overseas extension teaching 
program in Tokyo. 

Julia Freels Chwauk wrote a very 
personal account of Hurricane Andrew. 
"Sept. 23 - no phone, lost most of 30-yr. old 
black olive and avocado trees. Eight adults 
working 8 a.m. -7 p.m. with 3 saws. Pumps 
going, tiles off roof - but aren't we lucky. I 
can bake potatoes on grill." A resilient group, 
these '50ers Trish Denning Love, twice 
widowed, has recently married George 
Corpening Love. Jr.. making her Judge Love 
on the Chief District Court of Orange- 
Chatham, NO. Three sons are also attorneys 
and one in electronics. Her 7 grandchildren 
finally produced some girls for her. After 10 
yrs. in NC Legislature, Trish has been a 
judge for 12. She visits with Anne Green 
Pangels regularly. Continuing the legal 
news, Dotsy Woods Lefts reports her hus- 
band Gavin is still on the FL 4th District 
Court of Appeals, Her daughter Sophie re- 
ceived her MBA. Dotsy visited the Open at 
Muirfield this summer. And Jane Lewis 
Zollicoffer is also on the golf circuit as well 
as volunteering as a tutor in the Henderson, 
NC public schools. Garland Hunter 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



Davies mentioned meeting Jane and 
Frances Martin Lindsay during a golt 

tourney in VA. B.T. Todd Landen proudly 
announced a reduction in her golt tiandicap 
of 6 strokes thanks to a golt school visit. If 
she hits the ball like she played the grand 
slams, she must be a whiz. 

Not to be outdone, the tennis group re- 
ported in as well Dottie Barney Hoover 
plays tennis as well as continuing her hook- 
ing, not only in CT but at her new Hilton 
Head home. Think I'll call Anne IVIcNeer 
Blanken right now and finish our 10-11 set 
from 1992. Anne retired from 22 1/2 yrs. of 
public school secretarial work in Jan. She 
and Ed took a 3-wk. vacation in Scotland and 
met roommate Joe Gulicl( Grant and Bill 
in London for dinner. Kind of awesome ain't 
it, these overseas reunions after all these 
years! Closer to home I can offer a Buffalo 
meeting if anyone's Interested as daughter 
Kate having received her doctorate from 
Princeton in June is now a full fledged pro- 
fessor of Urban Studies at SUNY-Buffalo. 

Hey, stay alive til '95. 



1954 



President: IVIary Jane Roos Fenn 
Secretary: Bruce Watts Krucke 
Fund Agent: Faith Rahmer Croker 

As they say, there's some good news 
and some bad news. Most sadly, the class 
sends its condolences to the family of Jean 
Gillespie Walkerwho died July 30 at their 
home on Sea Island Her cancer had recurred 
in April. She will be especially remembered 
for her hard and tireless work for SBC and 
her many generous contributions. She was 
devoted to Sweet Briar and the class of 1 954 
will miss her greatly. 

On a happier note, Stiirley Poulson 
Hooper was married Feb. 20 in Baltimore 
to Norris Broyles. Norris (widower of the late 
Sally Anderson Broyles, SBC '53) was one 
of Shirley's late husband. Gil's, roommates 
at UVa. The families had kept up all these 
years and Shirley and Norris renewed their 
friendship at the 1992 40th reunion in 
Charlottesville. Kirkland Tucker Clarkson, 
SBC '53, and her husband. Jack, who was 
also one of the original 3 roommates, are 
taking credit for the match making! A good 
example of why you should keep up the old 
school ties. You can do that next spring at 
the class of 1954's 40th reunion. This is a 
real biggie for Sweet Briar and we hope you'll 
all make every effort to come. You'll be hear- 
ing more soon - probably before you read 
this in fact! 

Joan Potter Bickel and Henry had 
visits from Beverly Smith Bragg and 
the tVlemphls bunch (Betty Gene Orr 
Atkinson, Peaches Davis Roane, and 
Sissy IVIorris Long) during Derby week. 
Joan and Henry took a trip up the (Vlissis- 
sippi on the Delta Queen in Sept. with her 
sister and visited Sally Bumbaugh in 
Ocean City last fall. Sally expects Ann 



Henry Lake and Bill this fall. Ocean City is 
just across from Atlantic City so she'll take 
you in when you lose your shirt. Sissy's 
husband's retirement starled out with help- 
ing children move, babysitting grandchil- 
dren, and a son's wedding. He hopes to rest 
soon. They wrote glowingly of visits with 
Helen Smith Lewis and Meri Hodges 
Major in Virginia Anne Sheffield Hale 
and Lamar Ellis Oglesby helped Sissy 
with her babysitting crises in Atlanta. The 
Longs. Atkinsons, and Roanes have taken 
several trips together - proving those girls 
do do more than lunch! I'm always mention- 
ing their get-togethers, but they are all ac- 
tive in the community as well. And speaking 
of Anne Sheffield Hale, her husband. 
Bradley, is now on the SBC Board. Anne 
looks fon/vard to seeing more of the campus 
and other alums. 

It was nice to hear from a lew new 
voices Logan Bentley Lessona, our 
class Contessa, writes from Rome where she 
works for Time. I should say worked since 
F/meclosed its Rome bureau last fall. Logan 
didn't say what her plans were, but was dis- 
couraged by the expense of living in Rome. 
Logan dislikes flying so hasn't visited the 
States since 1 987. They have a daughter, 25. 
Anne Allen Pflugfelder has moved to 
Ponte Vedra Beach, PL. Ann May Via is 
into beagling and fox hunting with the Farm- 
ington Packs out of Charlottesville. Our son, 
Kurt, is the Huntsman (in charge of the pack) 
here for the IVIiddleton Hounds. Mary Hill 
Noble Caperton now has 10 grand and 
step-grandchildren. Because her children 
mostly married childhood friends from 
Charlottesville, they come back often to visit. 

Peggy Jones Steuart writes that all 
but one of her 5 children are married and 
they have 4 grands. They get together a lot 
at their summer place on the Potomac. She 
is still president of the All Hallows Guild of 
the National Cathedral. (There are 6 SBC 
Alums on her Board.) She sees Doreen 
Booth Hamilton a lot since Doreen is the 
president of the Friends of the Arboretum in 
Washington. Peggy serves on that board 
also. The All Hallows Guild is responsible 
tor the beautification, maintenance, and 
preservation of the gardens and grounds of 
the National Cathedral. They will be featured 
in an upcoming issue of Southern Accents. 
They run a myriad of things as fund raisers. 
Anne Hale is very active with the National 
Cathedral Association in Atlanta. Peggy sees 
Vaughan Inge Morrissette at Mount 
Vernon where Vaughan is a Regent and in 
Lexington where Vaughan and Guy Steuart 
are trustees. With 4 sons and a daughter-in- 
law all W & L grads as well, the Steuarts are 
in Lexington a lot. She still takes classical 
piano lessons, gives garden club talks on 
English, French and Italian gardens using 
her own slides, and has gone modern with 
her own computer, printer, copier and FAX 
machines at home. Her children gave her a 
trip to England to a gardening school for her 
birthday. 

Margie Morris Powell, after 30 years 
as a volunteer, has taken a job as exec, sec- 
retary for the Maryland House and Garden 



Pilgrimage. She says: Come see Maryland! 
America in Miniature! I forgot to say that 
Shirley and Norris Broyles, our newlyweds, 
live in Atlanta Margaret Davison Block, 
Betty Walker Dykes, and Lamar Ellis 
Oglesby, have seen her several times and 
say she's as beautiful as ever, although, like 
many of us. her blond hair has gotten "con- 
siderably lighter! Ruth Sanders Smith 
and Norman spend about one week each 
month at their place in PL. Their recently 
married son lives there also. For their 40th 
anniv. they are planning a trip to Australia 
and New Zealand in Nov. 

Bill and I bought ourselves an advance 
40th present of a zebra skin (Is there a skin 
anniv.?) on our 5th trip back to South Africa 
this past Aug. I took tons of pictures to use 
for my paintings. The animal paintings are 
finally getting some recognition - 1 even won 
a prize at the Virginia Beach Board Walk Art 
Show in June. I was thrilled since that is now 
the largest and oldest outdoor art show in the 
East with 450 exhibitors. Our only other 
news is that Bill was retired last Oct. and then 
went to work for a former customer a month 
later with an office here at home, which takes 
some adjusting to, if you know what I mean. 
Also we finally have a grandchild - Carl and 
Lynn had a wonderful daughter in May. 

Beverly Smith Bragg is back from a 
research trip to England. They also went to 
Germany where she found the drama of the 
dismantled wall and Checkpoint Charlie 
overwhelming Caroline Chobot Garner 
and Thom are ofticially retired as of July 1 , 
and have moved to New Bern, NC. We know 
they'll be at our reunion next May 27-29, 
because their son will be married in Lynch- 
burg the following weekend. Let's hope you'll 
all be there too' (Late news: We wisti a 
speedy recovery to Joan Potter Bickel 
wlio suffered a stroke recently.) 



1958 



President: Eleanor Humphreys 

Schnabel 

Secretary: Jane Shipman Kuntz 

What a time we had at SBC for our 35th 
Reunion; what we lacked in numbers we 
made up in enthusiasm! Nineteen class 
members returned, several with spouses. It 
was especially nice to see some who had 
never attended or not for many years. 
Marcia Jones Currie, who runs a family 
farm in Chatham, IL, was recently widowed. 
Everyone was delighted to see her. Another 
recent widow who attended was Peggy 
Fossett Lodeesen, Bethesda. MD. Since 
Peggy teaches Latin at Sidwell Friends 
School, where Chelsea Clinton is a student, 
everyone besieged her with questions about 
the 'first daughter," her answers were favor- 
able. Both classmates have our sympathy. 
The biggest news was that our class made a 
gift to the College of $57,780 with 68.1% 
participation! Our thanks to each of you who 
answered the call from co-chairs Winnie 



Leigh Hamlin and Eleanor Cain Pope 
Although Elizabeth Gallo Skladal 

did not make it to reunion, she met old 
friends Linda MacPherson Gilbert and 
George, Celia Loving Richeson, Betty 
Phillips Sanford and Kathryn Spencer 
Pixley ('63) on SB campus for lunch in June. 
Betty and George, who live in Anchorage, 
AK. visited the North Slope 8/92 and stood 
beside the Arctic Ocean - a real thrill. Their 
twin granddaughters, (4 on Christmas Eve), 
live in Hillsboro, OR: their youngest son 
works lor Southwestern Bell in Houston. 
Beedy Tatlow Ritchie moved into a new 
condo in Los Angeles and continues to love 
her work in the entertainment field. Chad, 31 . 
directs sports marketing for Tiffany & Co. in 
NYC: Hank, 28, relocated to S. CA with EDS. 
and Laura is in law school at USE. Betty 
Rae Sivalls Davis and Paul, Midland, TX, 
took a birding and nature tour to China. They 
anticipate their third grandchild in the fall. 

Sally Kendall Bundy, Beaumont, TX, 
is CO owner of a REIMAX real estate agency 
and "happily and compulsively" works 12- 
hr days. At a 60th birthday party for husband 
Howard, who is nearly retired, the Bundys 
entertained SBC alums Lyndall Dyer, 
Ann Corbusier Coates and Carol Turner 
Crosthwaite ('57). The Bundys' 3 children are 
"out of the nest " Bell Tucker Dudley, 
Corpus Christi, TX, had a reunion with Judy 
Kingman Driskell and Tom in Canton, 
OH. last summer. Bell and Judy had not seen 
each other since 1957! Adele Scott 
Caruthers is buying a townhouse in Santa 
Fe, NM. Her daughter Susanna was married 
in Boston. Adele continues as a hand thera- 
pist and does watercolor landscape painting. 
Elizabeth "Biffy" Fairfield Creighton 
writes that after 20 yrs. of teaching 1st grade 
she is about to retire. She and Norman, who 
live in Carthage, MO, have 3 daughters, all 
out of college: two have master's degrees, 
one as a counselor and the other in science. 
Their third daughter is taking the CPA exam. 
Biffy plans to spend a lot of time with her 2 
granddaughters, age 2 and 1 . and help with 
their cow/calf operation in SW MO 

Such fun to see Cornelia Long 
Matson at reunion after many yrs. She and 
Dick went to France in June for the huge Vin 
Expo in Bordeaux - 50,000 buyers and 
wines from all over the world. The Matsons, 
who live in Osprey, FL, will spend Aug. and 
Sept. in Paris then Cornelia will return home 
to close her 10 yr. old business. Antiques de 
Provinces. They look fonward to birth of their 
first grandchild in Feb. Annie Laurie 
Lanier Samuels and Harvey live in 
Mansfield, LA: Annie Laurie enjoys having 
her only child, Ben, in her business. Ben has 
a lovely wife Rhonda. Everyone was pleased 
to see Marian Martin Harrison, Atlanta, 
at reunion: she rejoices in being grand- 
mother to Lauren Boyce Jennings, 9 mo., 
daughter of Mary and Jim Jennings. She and 
husband Paul had a wondertui trip to Tur- 
key. It's been a long time since Julia 
McCullough Shivers wrote! In 1992, she 
took an "amazing trip to China with son Olin 
Shivers, a guest lecturer at the Univ. of Hong 
Kong." This yr. she was in Houston for the 



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birthdays of 2 granddaughters, daughters of 
Julia and James Cusaci(. Julia also went to 
tVlexico with daughter tVlary and Kevin 
O'Gara. When Julia is in Atlanta, she sells 
real estate. She plans to attend Stuart and 
Lynn Crosby Gammill's daughter's wed- 
ding in Hattiesburg later this yr. - a mini SBC 
reunion and she will hear all about our 35th 
since Lynn attended. 

Ruth Carpenter Pitts, Birmingham, 
AL, writes; "With 5 grandchildren in 
Birmingham and all wives teaching, I'm con- 
stantly with a baby or 2 under wing. Daugh- 
ter Berrie has Ruth Berrien (5 1/2); son Bill 
has William (2), and IVIaggie (7 mos.); son 
Charlie has Charlie (3), and Elizabeth (6 
mos ) Betsy McCutcheon Williams, 
Columbia, SC, is studying for a master's in 
library science while worl<ing full-time in Bill 
Pope's law firm. (Bill is Eleanor Cain Pope's 
husband.) She and her son-in-law John 
Kassebaum, Elizabeth's husband, will gradu- 
ate in Dec; he in law. Betsy's daughter Lucy 
married Henry Sackett last spring. Winnie 
Leigh Hamlin seemed remarkably relaxed 
at reunion considering all the excitement in 
her family - 2 weddings in 6 weeks! Winnie 
and Davis' youngest son Frank married 
Sarah Armstrong 5/1 , in Richmond. Frank is 
marketing manager for Arista Records in 
Nashville. The Hamlins' oldest son Jeff mar- 
ried Sutton Stephens, 6/1 2, in Dallas. Jeff is 
in the Leaders for fylanufacturing program at 
IVIIT and will receive an MBA and a ti/lasters 
of Engineering in June; from May through 
Dec. he will work for Motorola, a program 
sponsor, in Boynton Beach, FL. 

Ann Plumb Duke and Bob moved 
from CA to Germantown, TN, since Bob 
retired from the Chaplain Corps after 30 yrs,; 
he is now minister of Farmington Presbyte- 
rian Church. Their youngest son will be a sr. 
at Chapman Univ. in CA. The Dukes' older 
son Robert is married and lives in Dallas; 
middle son Ned will finish up at Memphis 
State Emma "Woody" Coggeshall 
Nock, Darlington, SC, was sorry to miss 
reunion since she has not been on campus 
in 36 years! Although she has a master's in 
educ. Woody is not teaching now; "I am 
resting, doing yard work and painting the 
house - all is very well with me." Dorothy 
"Poogie" Wyatt Shields, Alexandria, VA, 
is spending the year being "both friend and 
authority figure" (very difficult combination!) 
to pregnant women in transitional housing. 

Eleanor Humphrey Schnabel and I 
were "roomies" at reunion. Her husband 
Hank was named Curator for the Diplomatic 
Reception Rooms at the U. S. Dept. of State 
as well as Curator of Blair House. Eleanor is 
getting her MFA at the Univ. of Richmond 
and living with daughter Liza who is also a 
student at U. of R. In July, Eleanor had a 
fellowship to study at Reynolda House in 
Winston Salem, NC. She eventually plans to 
teach. The Schnabels' older daughter Ellie 
lives in the Boston area and is in fund- 
raising; she also is an avid sailor. They had 
a family reunion at Chatham on Cape Cod 
in Aug. 

Joan Nelson Bargamin, Richmond, 
VA, is grandmother to Alexis Morgan 



Bargamin, about 6 mos. Joan is very in- 
volved in the antiques business - has a 
space in an antiques mall and travels to flea 
markets Louise Dunham Williams and 
Joan attend the museum plays together and 
try to have lunch occasionally. Louise and 
Harold anticipate the birth of their first grand- 
child to their son Harold and his wife in At- 
lanta. The younger Willams see Edward and 
Patricia Williams Twohy's daughter and son 
in law, who also live in Atlanta. 

Fun to see Mary Johnson Campbell 
and David at reunion. They had entertained 
Mother and me at dinner last Sept. when we 
were in Richmond for the big alumnae week 
end - which was fabulous. Mary always 
makes life seem so simple; at that time she 
was on her way to NYC to take furniture to 
her recently married daughter Wendy. Their 
son David just got out of the Navy. Shirley 
McCallum Davis and husband Gene 
added a lot to the reunion festivities. They 
moved to Alexandria, VA, since Shirley has 
taken a position with the national office of 
PBS. Gene, an English professor, took many 
photos at reunion. 

Julie Boothe Perry missed reunion 
because she attended a niece's wedding in 
Richmond thatweekend. Husband Charlie is 
a consultant since he retired from law. The 
Perrys divide their time between ME and 
GA; Julie is doing "landscaping for a living" 
as well as writing and taking photographs. 
Their daughter Katherine lives in Dara/in, 
Australia, where her husband is studying for 
a PhD. in zoology: son Army and wife, in 
Atlanta, have 2 children; younger daughter 
Robin works for an animal rights group in 
Rockville, MD. Ceci Dickson Banner, 
Leesburg, VA, writes that her daughter Becky 
just received her DVM from Tuskegee Univ. 
and will practice on Anguilla, BWI. 

The College sent a clipping from the 
Trenton, NJ, Times, dated 12/4/92, about 
the Mimi Garrard Dance Theater's 
performance at Princeton Univ. Mimi and 
her husband Jim Seawright, director of 
Princeton's Visual Arts Dept., have been col- 
laborating for several years on computer- 
composed lighting, and Mimi received an 
NEA grant to work on it. Bravo. Mimi! 

Ruth Mackie Gabay and Ken, 
Mendham, NJ, were a delightful addition to 
the reunion. The Gabays' younger son Mat- 
thew will study engineering at Duke Univ. on 
an NROTC program. Their older son Mark 
returned, after 5 yrs. with the Navy and 
graduate school - an MBA in operations 
management: he works for Hoffman LaRoche 
Pharmaceutical Co. Jean Lindsay de 
Streel and Quentin will visit Quentin's 
mother in Europe in Aug.; also their daugh- 
ter Margaret who is with the news dept. of 
The Wall Street Journal Europe \f) Brussels. 
Besides teaching ESL, Jean volunteers with 
the Lehigh Valley Hospice; she has 2 
Gordon Setters that are qualified therapy 
dogs so they also visit nursing homes. 
Quentin is director of the Wood-Ridge 
Memorial Library in NJ, near the Meadow- 
lands. The de Streels live in Easton, PA. 

Carol McClave Mercner continues to 
garner professional awards : she was named 



1993 Cooperative Communicator by the 
Nat'l Council of Farm Cooperatives. Con- 
gratulations! Carol lives in West Chester, PA 
but has bought land in Venice, FL, tor a re- 
tirement home Marsha Taliaferro Gillis 
in May, 1 992, the day after her daughter Vir- 
ginia graduated from Skidmore, received her 
PhD in clinical psychology from UVa. In 
9/92 she started a 2 year program as an 
Neuropsychology Fellow in the Department 
of Psychiatry, Boston City Hospital. Marsha 
says it is very exciting work. When Marsha 
married John Gillis 9 yrs. ago, they became 
the parents of 6 children - 5 of Marsha's and 
1 of John's. They now also have 4 grandchil- 
dren - (hers) - 2 boys and 2 girls. 

Ina Hamilton Hart, Kingsville, OH, 
continues her Presbyterian ministry. Her 
youngest son Fred, a '92 Miami Univ. gradu- 
ate, is studying for a Masters of Educ. at John 
Carroll Univ. in Cleveland. This summer Ina 
returned to her hometown of Greenwood, 
Miss., to visit old friends she had re con- 
nected with last summer, after 20 yrs. Ina is 
planning a trip to Kenya and Tanzania in Jan. 
Armistead Burwell, husband of Ethel 
Ogden Burwell, should be made an hon- 
orary member of our class; he once again 
attended reunion and had as much fun as all 
of us! Daughter Lisa BunA/ell Reichard ('84) 
and Glenn have a son Andrew, 3, and a 
daughter Mary Elisa, 1 . Daughter Ethel ('82) 
married Benjamin Dowling of Suffolk, VA, in 
Upperville, VA, in Oct. Son Armistead gradu- 
ated from UVa in May and is off to Atlanta to 
work. The Burwells are also involved in ad- 
ditions and renovations to their home in 
Grosse Pointe, Ml. 

I wish I could share all the notes and 
comments from the questionnaires. Every- 
one enjoyed the scrapbook and it is avail- 
able to all in the beautiful new alumnae office 
on campus. Others who attended reunion 
were Lynn Crosby Gammill, Tibby 
Moore Gardner, Dotsie Woods 
McLeod, Dianne Chase Monroe, 
Molly Archer Payne, Stephanie Butan 
Profaci, Mary Lane Bryan Sullivan, 
and Patricia Williams Twohy. We 
stayed in Carson, which is now air- 
conditioned, fire-proofed and well- 
decorated. You have to see it to believe it! 

Eddie and I took my mother (Martha 
McBroom Shipman, '31) to Burke, VA, to 
spend Christmas with Martha and Don 
Schenck and their 2 adorable daughters 
Katie, 4-1/2 and Lauren, 2-1/2. A highlight 
of the trip was a visit with all the Schnabels 
at the State Dept. Martha is director of a pri- 
vate day care center in Old Town Alexandria; 
Don teaches at the State Dept. school in 
Lorton. Eddie and I spent July 4th with Lee 
and Bob Eckerman in Clarksville, TN; their 
darling Scottie is 3-1/2. Anne is full-time 
bereavement counselor with Hospice of Day- 
ton and is taking her master's in mental 
health counselling at Wright State Univ. I 
continue to be active in the Garden Club of 
Dayton and at my Episcopal church. I am 
trying to establish myself as a professional 
freelance writer and did several pieces last 
year. All of us were together at Mother's 
cottage at Columbus Beach Club, Ml, this 



summer. I had a grand trip to NYC in Nov. 
with a group from Dayton Opera. The big- 
gest project of the year, outside of a new roof 
and remodelling the kitchen, was the Kuntz 
family reunion. 209 of Eddie's cousins con- 
gregated in Dayton in Aug., from 90 yrs, to 
3 wks. old. Thank you again for your news. 
The Class of 1 958 is filled with remarkable 
women and it is my privilege to chronicle 
your accomplishments. 



1962 



President: Jocelyn Palmer Connors 
Secretary: Parry Ellice Adam 
Fund Agent: Patsy (Marie) Carney 
Reed 

Anne Allen Symonds is building a 
house in Crested Butte, CO. Oldest son is a 
graduate architectural student at Rice. Her 
2nd son is writing for the G-7 Daily Briefing 
in Washington Juliette Anthony has writ- 
ten Healing Words: Affirmations lor Adult 
Children of Abusive Parente(technically) co- 
authored by psychologist Steven Farmer and 
published by Ballanfine Books which has 
sold 1 5,000 copies. She is now working on 
a book called The Dad who does Wonderful 
f^om Things. Martha Baum Sikes con- 
tinues to work as an attorney representing 5 
county welfare departmenfs in GA, concen- 
trating on child abuse and neglect cases. She 
was also elected to her 4th term on her 
county's Board of Ed. Son Matthew still 
works for Sen Sam Nunn. Daughter Suzanne 
graduated from Converse in '92 and com- 
pleted a semester of Appalachian Studies at 
Union Coll., Barbourville, KY while working 
as an apprentice to a nurse/midwife. 

Laura Connerat Lawton's son Free- 
man Jelks was married 9/92. He and Heather 
live in Alexandria, VA while he works In 
Washington. Daughter Lolly Jelks received 
an M.A. from UVA and lives in Lynchburg. 
Stepdaughter Sarah Lawton graduated from 
St. Catherine's in June where she met An- 
drew Stuckey, son of Millie Anderson 
Stuckey, from St. Christopher's. Laura and 
Spencer live in Savannah where she is teach- 
ing in college Douglas Dockeiy Thomas 
and her husband traveled to France and then 
joined a Harvard group in Russia. Son Will 
is a sr. at Stanford and captain of varsity 
crew. That destination has kept Douglas in 
close touch with Mary Layne Shine 
Gregg and Bob. Son Keith is a jr. at St. 
Paul's, involved in singing and acting. From 
Scotland, Louise Durham Purvis has had 
a busy year. Three of her children were mar- 
ried within 6 mos. Robert, the youngest, 
married Heidi whom he met at Oxford. He 
has begun a teaching career at Wellington 
College. Emily married Tom Daniel, also 
from Oxford, who is attending Harvard Busi- 
ness School. Her eldest, Elizabeth, married 
a young man from Zagreb, Croatia in Oct. 
He is a computer engineer and Elizabeth 
works for Scottish television while living in 
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Mig GarrJty Sturr has expanded her 
teaching of folk art painting of furniture and 
antigues, Dixon's health is not the best, 
Dixanne is doing social work in Philadelphia. 
Sharon works for the city of Newport News 
doing salaried hiring. Dara is in her jr. year 
in educ. at Lynchburg Coll. t\/lig is in touch 
with Colette Carozza Volpe. and would 
love to hear from you. Jean Gilliland 
Elliots son James graduated from W&L '93 
with double major in English and Music and 
continues to live in Lexington, Brook 
Hamilton MacKinnon and Gillis cel- 
ebrated their 1 St anniv 6/30. His children are 
Katherine 26, Virginia 24, and Luther IV 16. 
Brooke's son Hunter 26 is in film production 
in L.A. Brooke is teaching English to Speak- 
ers of other Languages in Cobb County, GA 
as well as SLA. instructional enrichment to 
lower achieving students. Peg Pulls 
Herrick and Bob enjoy island life on Cedar 
Key. PL restoring their 1 00 yr. old Victorian 
house. She continues her painting and is a 
part time post baccalaureate student at the 
College of Art. U. of PL, Nancy Hudler 
Keuffel enjoys her role as Pres, of the Alum- 
nae Assoc, and the interaction if involves, 
Fontaine Hotter Minor, Philip and 
daughter Heather had a fabulous trip to the 
Wimbledon finals. 

Gary Lamond Courier has been a 
pension consultant for 9 yrs. and since '89 
with First Pension Corp. in Orange, CA. She 
is a member of the Board of Directors, LA, 
lAPP and a representative at SPL lAPP in Pf, 
Lauderdale in '93. Caribbean travel seems to 
agree with her Peggy Johnson Laney and 
Jim both won Interior Design awards from 
the TN ASID in Dec. Daughters Margaret, an 
artist in Brooklyn. Mabs flying and a Mas- 
ters student, and Jessica, "a permanent imp." 
Dru McEachern Martin is in administra- 
tion at Charleston Day School. Son Will 
graduated from Duke in '92 and is on the 
US. Olympic sailing team in the Pinn class. 
He competed in the Worlds in N. Ireland. 
Daughter Ellie graduated cum laude from 
Davidson '93 and was at the Bread Loaf 
School of English in Middlebury, VT last 
summer. She is teaching at Foxcroft. Celia 
Mendoza reports from Honduras that she 
is still involved in the family business. She 
frequents Philadelphia where youngest son 
Patrick is a freshman at U. of PA. Katherine 
graduated from Wharton '92. 

Puddin Newbury Lansing look 2 
Elderhostel trips this summer, one on a 95' 
ketch off the coast of Maine, and another to 
Nova Scotia and the Bay of Pundy. Anne 
Parker Schmalz works 3 days a week as 
a visiting nurse in New Haven. Her tree time 
is spent at the Crosby Conservatory in 
Edgerton Park informing school children of 
environmental concerns. Husband Bob. an 
attorney, finished his Masters in religious 
studies at Hartford Seminary. Her 4 children 
have all left the nest. Kim Patmore Cool 
travels constantly with her ice-judging work 
and promoting her books. Needlepoint tmm 
Start to Finisli and Barjello from Start to Fin- 
ish are selling very well. Kim has sold her 
Cleveland home and is building a house in 
Venice. PL Pat Perkins Wolverton 



bought a gift, toy and stationery shop in May. 
Daughter Julie is attending Midwestern State 
U. in Wichita Palls. Grandson Ross Alan was 
born to son Alan and Andrea Wolverton in 
May Nancy Powell French s daughter 
Heidi was married 8/91 in Jenks. OK. Ann 
Ritchey Baruch attended the wedding of 
Alice Allen Smyth's son Jordan Also 
there were Betsy Gate Pringle and John, 
Ray Henley Thompson and Mike, and 
Mina Walker Wood and Robert. Ann is 
the vice president of the Board of Trustees 
at the Havertord School, her 8th yr. on the 
board Barby Ross Goode became a 
grandmother to William Goode White 2/93. 
Daughter Amy works for Johnson and 
Higgins insurance brokers. "David and I are 
fine, but OLD." 

Mary Jane Schroeder Oliver hap- 
pily reports that Loren's retirement as ot Mar. 
1 finds him in much improved health. He is 
preparing for a retrospective exhibition run- 
ning from 9/2 to 10/24. Son Jasper is a sr. 
at the College of Wooster as an English 
major and Violin Pertormance minor. Mary 
Jane is teaching art PK-12 at Holy Cross, 
PK-5 in Amherst Co. and the Visually Gifted 
at Amherst Co. H.S. She is also the paid 
soprano soloist at St Paul's in Lynchburg. 
May Belle Scott Rauch and daughter 
Brearley, a sr. at Northwestern, spent 5 days 
rafting down the CO River. Son Ted gradu- 
ated from Villanova Law School '92 and son 
Scott from Duke '92 Sally Sharrett 
Ferryman's son Will was married in July. 
Son Ted and his wife are still in CA. Julia 
Shields is English Dept. Chairman at Char- 
lottesville H.S,, Advanced Placement reader 
lor E,T,S,, secretary ot the Charlottesville 
branch of the English Speaking Union, and 
on the vestry of Emmanuel Episcopal 
Church Ginny Sorter Sumner and Jack 
survived a hectic and amusing Christmas '92 
with their son 26 and daughter 24, Mary 
Steketee MacDonald worked this sum- 
mer at the Saratoga Race Track, window-duty 
upstairs in the club house. She and I had a 
wondertui visit at our 35th Abbot/Andover 
reunion in June, 

Adele Vogel Harrell and Parker are 
awaiting grandparenthood. Daughter Glenn 
Helmers and John are expecting in Dec. She 
is editor for Metropolitan Womeand he is a 
trader at Goldman Sachs. Daughter Logan is 
director of trusts and estates at Butterfield 
and Buttertield Auction House in San Fran- 
cisco Mina Walker Wood reported on 
Alice Allen Smyth's son's wedding in Wash- 
ington. She said that Jocelyn Palmer 
Connors and Tom are moving to Lynch- 
burg. Gwen Weiner left Dallas lor Nevada 
re-doing old homes but still continuing to 
run the family business in TX. She has seen 
Mary Sturr Stuart 

Although it will be history by the time 
you read this, the Adams are joyfully and 
feverishly preparing for Gladden's (SBC '90) 
wedding on 9/4. Aubrey ('89) is maid of 
honor and grandmother Margaret Ross Ellice 
('34) is guest of honorl 



1966 



Presidents: Patty Thornhill Edwards, 
Helen Raney Pinckney 
Secretaries: Susan Moseley Helm, 
Makanah Dunham Morriss 
Fund Agent: Marilyn Garabrant Morris 

Kit Baker Sydnor's (Lynchburg, VA) 
daughter Jennifer did summer community 
service in Belize before starting freshman 
year at Mary Washington. Kit continues 
teaching young riders and young horses. Kit 
joined our family for a wk. at the Outer Banks 
in July. Katie Barret's (Lexington. KY) old- 
est daughter is 16. Katie has begun a 
Master's in School Counseling. Judy 
Barthold DeSimone (Pine Bluff. AR) and 
Frank's son Frank graduated from MIT and 
received his Commission in the Navy - En- 
sign. This yr.. Lia will graduate from Sweet 
Briar where she is Sr. class president. 
Frances Butt Fisher (Lynchburg. VA) 
moved from Richmond to Lynchburg where 
her husband. Greg, has loined a group of 
psychiatrists affiliated with Va. Baptist Hos- 
pital. Tracy Bean Kenny (Princeton, NJ) 
is setting up a "commercial space archive" 
to establish a collection of documents 
relating to this industry (remote sensing, 
satellite communications, etc.). Kathryn 
Bingham (Springfield, MA) is doing a 
year's internship at the Menninger Clinic, 
Topeka, KS as she continues her MSW with 
Smith College School for Social Work. 

Betty Booker (Richmond, VA) and 
Dabney Morriss visited Betty's sister and 
brother-in-law and their family in Switzer- 
land. Betty continues as a busy journalist 
with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Cherry 
Brown Peters's son Trey graduated from 
St. Christopher's and will study electrical 
engineering at Carnegie Mellon. Cherry con- 
tinues as head of the Technical Services 
Dept. at Crestar Bank in Richmond and 
chaired the Human Services Planning Div, 
at United Way. News from Grade Butler 
Johnson (Blawenburg, NJ) came from hus- 
band. Jotham, as Grade was away visiting 
colleges with eldest son. Aler. a sr, at 
Deertield Academy, Son Tom is a soph, at 
Deertield and quarterback on the football 
team Sarah is 8 1/2 Mary Anne Calhoun 
Farmer (Newnan, GA) and husband Tom 
are proud and relieved - their two oldest 
daughters. Mary Anne and Harriet have both 
graduated from SBC! Katharine is a jr, 
at Heritage School in Newnan, Vicky 
Chainski Verity's (Dayton, OH) son Jed 
graduated from Hotchkiss and will attend 
Vanderbilt, Keenan Colton Kelsey (North 
Bay, CA) completed her 2nd year in a 4 year 
M,Div, program at San Francisco Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Her goal is Presbyterian or- 
dination. She is a single mother - Megan is 
1 6 and Sean 13, They moved from a big S,F, 
house to a cottage in Marin, She still owns 
the city house and ROBIN WILLIAMS (yes 
THE Robin Williams) rents it from herl 
Keenan will do a ministerial internship this 
year, Nancy Conkle Swann's (Atlanta) son 



Chris, 23. is in Atlanta and will teach h.s. 
English at Holy Innocents Episcopal School. 
Son Andrew. 15. will attend Salisbury 
School in CT, Husband David still works lor 
Wachovia Bank, They took a 26th anniv, trip 
to Bermuda, Bonnie Cord (Houston. TX) 
worked as an environmental lawyer this past 
year and ran an art history program in her 
children's school. She plans to teach art. put 
on a small environmental program and go 
back to art school! Ann Crowe Griffin 
(Marietta, GA) teaches French, Son. Jim, is 
about to graduate from GA State Univ, and 
daughter. Ginny is a freshman at the Univ, 
of GA in Athens, Ewie Day Butler (Forth 
Worth, TX) had a wondertui visit with former 
roommate El Griggs Diemar and Bob in 
their beautiful home in NJ, Evie's husband 
Geoffrey had a busy year so July in NM and 
MT in Aug, offered some restorative recre- 
ation! Deanie Finch Hampton (Dallas) 
had a large family reunion tor daughter 
Julie's graduation from the Univ, of CA, "One 
down, one to go!!", says Deanie, 

Marilyn Garabrant Morris 
(Wilmington, DE) expressed her gratitude to 
all class members who contributed to the 
annual fund, , 33% of our class did sol. „Let's 
improve this number next year! Marilyn is 
Education Director of the Delaware 
Symphony, a challenging new job, Ellie 
Gilmore Massie (Stamford. CT) joined the 
vestry ot Saint Luke's Church and is in 
charge of an enormously popular youth pro- 
gram serving about 180 teenagers! Having 
2 of her own - ages 14 & 16 - she knows 
how important this is, Vi Graveure Patek 
(South Salem, NY) writes that Mark survived 
purges at IBM, Vi still enjoys teaching Latin 
- AP, Sarah (23) graduated from Harvard in 
Music: Sheila (20) is a jr, at Harvard in ma- 
rine biology, Emily graduated as valedicto- 
rian from h,s, and will attend Harvard with 
an eye toward medicine, Diana Herran 
Barret (Buzzards Bay. MA) is still teaching 
and doing research at Harvard on health care 
policy - "finally even the bus driver is 
interested in my research!" Chris is a jr, at 
Tabor into lacrosse and wrestling, Monica 
is 15 and Susannah 8, Husband, Bob Vila, 
is "working endlessly," Sharon Healy 
(Berkeley, CA) continues to manage an all 
women's medical practice, Caria is finishing 
her freshman year at UCSD, Anthony is in 
9th grade, Sharon is "still obsessed with 
cycling and running and volunteering for an 
AIDS project," 

Harriette Horsey Sturges's (Louis- 
burg, NC) husband unden*/ent surgery and 
had to stay at home for over a mo, but all is 
well now. She is in the midst of a 2-yr, spiri- 
tual director program Jeannie Jackson 
Exum (Kinston, NC) will resume her rather 
"lush" (her word) job of teaching one class 
of AP French, Son Jay will be a 2nd yr, law 
student at Harvard, Manning will be a soph, 
at Hampden-Sydney, Daughter Sallie (15) 
has her Learners Permit, This past 
summer Jeannie received a Mellon grant to 
attend an AP workshop in Tucson, AZ, 
Ginny Lee Butters's (New York, NY) sons 
Morgan and Andrew are at Boston College 
and Brown, She had a get together with 



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Margo Langenberg and Mariana 

Oeschle de Rubini in NYC. Mariana stops 
in U.S. on trips between Lima and Switzer- 
land. Ginny completed an organic ctiemis- 
try course at Columbia. Lee Mackubin 
Miller's (Atlanta) children are well, and stie 
and Rick are celebrating their 25th anniv. and 
are still in love! They will be in France with 
their daughters, Macon (17) and Anne Lacy 
(10) this summer. Martha Madden 
Swanson's (Manassas, VA) son Michael 
graduated from Georgetown. Daughter 
Sarah starts Georgetown in the tall. David 
and Martha are at the same jobs - at 
Georgetown and George Mason. Cindi 
Michel Blakely (Houston.TX) writes of her 
2 sons: one a soph, at Williams College who 
will travel to Florence in '94 to study art even 
though he is a theoretical math major and the 
othe/ (age 1 6) who has wheels, no girls (yet), 
plays lots of tennis and runs cross country. 
Husband, Bob, is still at Tenneco. 

I had a wonderful visit with Randi 
Miles Long (Lafayette, CA) when I was in 
San Francisco last winter. Randi loves teach- 
ing 6th grade math and science in a private 
school in Berkeley. Daughter Melissa is get- 
ting married 1 1/93 - BIG preparations. Herb 
travels a lot tor Chevron International. This 
yr. Randi can join him on a trip to Sweden 
where Randi hopes to trace her roots. 
Katharine Mockett-Oberteuffer (Lex- 
ington, MA) spent 3 wks. as an American 
Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer 9-10/ 
92 after Hurricane Iniki on Kauai in HI. Hard 
work but incredibly worthwhile. Suzy 
Moseley Helm (Louisville, KY), my co- 
Class Secretary, and Nelson spent the whole 
summer at Chautauqua, NY. Ted was back 
and forth and spent 2-3 weeks in Mexico. 
Pen, a sr. in h.s. held down the fort in Lou- 
isville Judy Mundy Fowler and Paul 
moved back to London from Australia 5/92. 
Son Gray graduated from the University of 
Cincinnati. Daughter Cynthia is at UVa 
School of Architecture and studied in Italy 
last summer. Judy is running a business in 
London and Australia called Career Reloca- 
tions. Paul continues at British Petroleum. 

Marcia Pace Lindstrom and Fred 
continue to enjoy Meridian, MS where Fred 
is rector of the Episcopal Church of the 
Mediator. She is on the National Steering 
Committee tor the restoration of William 
Faulkner's home in Oxford, MS. Son Chris 
Pennewill, Jr. is with Nationsbank in Tampa; 
Ashley is a soph, at W&L: and Ellison a jr. 
at Meridian H S Carole Peer Williams 
(Denver, CO) started her own p.r. company, 
Carole Williams Communications, special- 
izing in membership marketing for non- 
profits and book and article marketing for 
herself and individuals. Bill is Sr. Research 
Chemist with Schuller, and son Scott will be 
a jr in h s Natalie Roberts Funk (Colum- 
bia, MD) was remarried 8/92. She and Jeff 
went to Denver, then Canada and back 
around Lake Superior. "Finally I have 3 
children - all over 20!" She is still at Social 
Security, helping folks get back to work 
despite disabilities. 

Marty Rogers Brown's (Va Beach. 
VA) daughter Peggy graduated from W&L. 



Mary Meade Gordon Winn and husband 
Lee and their daughter Meredith, a freshman 
at W&L, were there to help celebrate. Di 
Simrell Savory (Goshen, CT) still loves 
teaching 6-9 years olds at Washington 
Montessori School in New Preston, CT. Her 
older daughter, Jess spent this summer in 
NV with the Student Conservation Associa- 
tion, clearing trails and assisting at the 
National Forest Penny Steketee SIdors 
(Chicago, IL) son Jett is graduating from 
grade school and they are college-looking 
for son Matt, a sr. Husband Mike is still 
struggling along with the Chicago schools. 
His school just converted to 1 2 mos. Susan 
Sudduth Dodson's (Little Rock, AR) 
daughter Penn entered Dartmouth. Penn 
Willets Fullerton's daughter is also at 
Dartmouth. Susan's business was named the 
Arkansas Business of the Year for 1992 for 
companies with 1-25 employees! Eleanor 
Thomson Smith (Winchester, VA) is work- 
ing on certification to teach water aerobics 
and water exercise classes. She is also in- 
volved in the breeding of Egyptian Arabian 
horses. Daughter Eleanor plans to be mar- 
ried 8/94 in Charlottesville. Son Edward is 
at UVa School of Architecture. Sidney 
Turner (Baltimore, MD) looks forward to a 
visit from former roommate Julie Bush 
Youngman. Julie is moving to Elmira NY 
after many yrs. in the West.Jane Utiey 
Strickler (Atlanta) is a corporate paralegal, 
plays tennis, and goes to classical ballet 
classes taught by guest teachers from Rus- 
sia! She also teaches step aerobics classes. 
Older daughter, Kitty is at Med. College of 
GA. Younger daughter, Leigh, will be a sr. 
at W&L - a chemical engineer major. Sally 
Van Winkle Campbell (Louisville, KY), a 
Travel Consultant, traveled through Italy this 
summer with Van (14) and a friend. Ward 
(26) still loves San Francisco. Sally did some 
great career development with Anne Newrton! 

Linda Wallace Bailey's (Leesburg, 
VA) husband Lin is now with the Social 
Security Administration - a career shift, so 
he feels like a "student" again. Linda is a 
consultant at FBI h.q. in Washington on soft- 
ware applications' design and development. 
Anne Ward Stern and husband Ed are 
thoroughly enioying their move to Cincin- 
nati. Ed is Producing Artistic Director of the 
Playhouse in the Park. Anne is Development 
Director at the Summit Country Day School. 
Their 2 boys have adjusted well. Julie 
Whitehurst MacKinlay (Hampton Roads, 
VA) is still office manager tor her husband's 
law firm in Norfolk and still (for 15 years!) 
an EMT on Va. Beach's volunteer Rescue 
Squad (ambulance duty once a week). Old- 
est daughter, 24, graduate of RISD, is an 
apparel designer in Providence. Second 
daughter, 21 , is finishing soph. yr. at W&L 
and studied at Oxford this summer. Third 
daughter is a soph, at Norfolk Academy 

Muriel Wikswo Lambert's (Mont- 
clair, NJ) research is supported by another 
5-year NIH grant. She is investigating repair 
mechanism in human cells for DNA damage 
created by ultraviolet light. She has been a 
full professor at NJ Med. School in the Dept. 
of Pathology for several years and is still 



head of the grad. program there. Husband 
Clark's research on Alzheimer's disease and 
his dermatopathology practice keep him 
busy. Anastasia will be in 8th grade: Phelps 
in 5th grade and Peter in 2nd. Penn Willets 
Mullin/Fullerton (San Rafael. CA) was 
married 9/92 to George Fullerton and they 
are living in her same home in San Rafael. 
George is a fly fisherman like Penn and they 
both enjoy backpacking in the Sierras. His 
20 yr-old daughter lives with them while 
attending college. Penn's daughter Lucy 
is a 6th grader: Hadley a freshman at 
Dartmouth, and son Brennan finishing up at 
the Univ. of San Diego. Judy Wilson Grant 
(Littleton, CO) writes that Margaret (16) is 
finishing her jr, year at Taft after a champi- 
onship season with her ice hockey team 
traveling to Russia and Germany! Will (14) 
is entering Taft and Newell, Jr. (12) and 
Caroline (10) keep home life busy. Judy is 
teaching 7 & 8th grade English and Latin at 
St. Anne's Episcopal School while Newell 
continues in Denver commercial property 
management Susan Wilson Ashcom s 
(Tryon, NC) daughter Susan (27) is attend- 
ing 3rd year law school at the Univ. of 
London. Son Robert (25) is at Berklee 
School of Music in Boston. She and Bobby 
are foxhunting and trying to live a healthy life 
-mentally and physically! 

Bob and I had a very busy year. He is 
Associate Minister at the Winchester Unitar- 
ian Church (Winchester, MA). I travel a lot 
as Director of the Religious Ed. Dept. for the 
Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston. 
I continue to love the work. Jeff (18) is a 
freshman in the Honors Program at the Univ. 
of Delaware and daughter Sara (16), a h.s. 
sr., is in the college search. Thanks to each 
and everyone who wrote. How wonderful it 
is to feel our network humming ! 



1970 



President: Marjorle Rebentlsch 

McLemore 

Secretary: Lawson Calhoun Kelly 

Fund Agent: Tracy Savage 

In response to the question, "Who is 
your hero or heroine?", the answers were 
remarkably similar! Only two out of our 
whole class had ideal role models that were 
the same other than their parents! Hillary 
Clinton got those two votes, but without 
question our parents, and particularly our 
mothers, were the winners. So in these days 
of assaults on the American family, our 
mothers have not only survived, but done a 
wonderful Job of communicating love, sup- 
port, and idealism. 

Among other items of interest, Barbara 
Brewster Miller has remarried and is now 
Barbara Powell, In addition to her own 2 
children, she now has 2 terrific step-children 
living with her and John in Anchorage, KY. 
Kathy Cummings Katlin. Chip and their 
children are doing fine. Kathy has been in- 
spired by Amelia Earhart tor adventurous 



spirit, Isak Dineson lor independent thought, 
and Shakespeare for creative genius and 
human insight. Louise Hayman respects 
single mothers Mary Beth Halligan 
Hibbard was most significantly affected by 
her parents for their positive role models and 
their joyful attitude. Claudia Forman 
Pleasants' favorite mentor has changed 
from Thomas Jefferson to her mother as she 
more fully appreciates the difficulty of rear- 
ing 3 active teenage boys and se-ving on 3 
boards in her community. May Fox is com- 
pleting her last year with the Governor's 
Cabinet as Deputy Secretary of Administra- 
tion. Kristin Herzog moved to Gainesville, 
FL in order to be on the faculty of the Univ. 
of Florida in the Journalism School, teach- 
ing publication design and computer graph- 
ics Becky Mitchell Keister spoke of the 
enduring influence of her mother's unselfish- 
ness, intelligence, and happiness. Even 
though she had a law degree and passed the 
Georgia Bar, she chose to stay home with her 
family. 

Susan McGrath Moses s hero is her 
father who has supported her in every way 
for all of her 44 years, as well as being a 
WWII Veteran who was decorated with a 
Silver Medal for risking his life on a sinking 
ship to save the lives of others. Betty Rau 
got married at Sweet Briar 10/92 to Dr. 
Robert Santandrea, using an interfaith cer- 
emony, written by a Christian woman and a 
Jewish man, which brought tears of joy to 
those attending Mardane Rebentlsch 
McLemore just returned from taking her 
son to the Naval Academy, but will not have 
time to be too sad for 7 year old Sarah will 
continue to keep her busy. Her Mom is her 
heroine because of her values and self- 
sacrificing example. Kay Parham Picha 
also looks up to her parents as her heros tor 
they placed great value on hard work and 
education while holding family as the most 
valuable asset to be had. Lalita Shenoy 
Waterman took her 16 year old daughter 
to Sweet Briar for a visit and is hoping that 
her impressions of the warmth of the faculty 
and administration will lead her down 
the Sweet Briar path. Lalita admires Hillary 
Rodham Clinton tor her poise, self- 
confidence, and intelligence. 

Dear Sally Taylor, please type your 
next postcard so we can find out what 
you are doing in Latin America. Wallis 
Wickham Raemer admires Janet Reno, 
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Hillary Clinton, and 
Cokie Roberts, while working full time as a 
school guidance counselor and keeping up 
with a 17 month old toddler. 

Good luck to you Wallis. You will be my 
heroine it you survive! 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



1974 



Presidents: Liz Thomas Camp, 
Ronie Ray Spell 

Secretary: Nancy Mortensen Piper 
Fund Agents: Cynthia Conroy, Linda 
Kemp Couch 

Elizabeth Andrews Watts and Bobby 
are at Episcopal H S. in Alexandria, VA. 
Bobby teaches tiistory and she worl<s in the 
Registrar's office. Rob Is 13 and Betsy 11, 
Jane Hutchetson Frierson and Elizabeth 
meet often, and she looks forward to our 
20th! Barb Ashton Nicol is decorating 
their new house. Her sons, 12 and 9, are into 
sporls. Barb's stepsons, 12 and 10, live in 
Atlanta. Robert and Barb took all 4 boys to 
Orlando for a wk. in June. Barb plans to see 
everyone in May! Ellen Bass Brady's boys 
Chad (15), Aaron (13)andMatf(11)are fine 
young men. Chuck is busy with their busi- 
ness, New Day Office Products and Furnish- 
ings Marcia Brandenburg Martinson s 
sister had twins. In April Marcia's lather 
passed away after a short illness. Marcia is 
a travel agent lor Thomas Cook Travel. She 
had a Bahamas cruise with husband, Terry, 
and sons Andrew (15) and Eric (11). She 
took Andrew to England and will take Terry 
to Bermuda for their 17th anniv. She said 
she'll be at the Reunion! Sally Brice 
O'Hara finished a master's in public admin, 
at the Kennedy School at Harvard. The Coast 
Guard is reassigning her to command the 
search and rescue, law enforcement and aids 
to navigation units in the Upper Chesapeake 
Bay. She and husband. Bob, will build their 
dream house on the water in Annapolis. Bob 
is in the same position at Coast Guard HQ 
in Washington, D.C. Their sons enter grades 
4 and 6. 

Mary Lee Burch Weil still teaches 
French at Dundee Central School. She is 
adjunct prof, of French with Corning Com- 
munity College in Corning, NY, She looks 
forward to our 20thl Bonnie Chronowski 
Brophy continues to volunteer at church 
and schools. Chris (14) and Meghan (6) are 
at Delbarton and Kent Place Schools, re- 
spectively. Family travel included CO, FL, NJ 
and their favorite - Nantucket. Sally Clary 
saw Sharon Mangus in Charlottesville and 
sees Sally Rebentisch Randolph often. Pam 
Cogghill Graham and husband. Josh, had 
their second son, Jonathan Cogghill Gra- 
ham, 2/19/92. He joins brother, Nicky (3), 
Pam lunched with Sue Castle Rolowick and 
her daughter, Katie, while they were visiting 
Sue's family in CT. Pam looks forward to 
seeing everyone in May! Mary Combs 
Taylor announced the termination of her 
marriage to Jack Greer Taylor, Jr. 10/92. She 
sent a pic. of her daughter, Ann Sydney, with 
Mary on her 40th 

Sheila Connor Kerber wrote that 
Michelle Brown Badcock '73 and her hus- 
band, Michael, visited her in Denver - just 
before Michelle's 20th reunion. Sheila, Dave, 
and her girls visited Michelle in England last 
year; prior to that, they hadn't met in 10 yrs. 



Sheila looks forward to our 20th! Cindy 
Conroy is Director of Marketing at the law 
firm of Beveridge and Diamond, I think it 
would be fun to have an Ain'ts and Asses 
Reunion Show and I hope Cindy will help 
coordinate it (as a former Most Illustrious.) 
Everyone interested - please call. Wanda 
Cronic Howell said she and Lee will be at 
Reunion. Wanda has been busy with the July 
wedding of her niece. Tina, which was at- 
tended by Gabrielle Urbanowitz and her 
husband and Drea Peacock Bender 
Laurie Epstein couldn't come due to her 
sister's unexpected surgery. Wanda is still 
busy selling cars. In Sarasota, FL Christine 
Cummings Bass and husband, Wayne, 
have their own business Siesta Mortgage 
Corp. They are on Siesta Key, a 5 min. walk 
to the beach. Christine went back to AK in 
92 and 93 to sell oft real estate. They have 3 
children ages 13, 10 and 8. 

Laurie Epstein's landscaping is blos- 
soming and Whitney Street restaurant is 
flourishing. Laurie is still active at the Cen- 
tre Club health center. She plans to visit 
Wanda Cronic Howell and spend Christ- 
mas in HI with her sisters. Andria Francis 
Haruda was in Kona, HI and Kapalua, Maui. 
Fred golfed and Ashleigh swam with the 
dolphins. Ashleigh (8) won an award for 
having read the most (she prefers reading to 
TV!). Andria still works at CTB/MacMillan/ 
McGraw Hill. Her company was recently up 
for auction. She looks tonA/ard to seeing the 
gang in May! After 9 yrs. in Charlottesville, 
VA Barb Hansen Smith moved to Jack- 
sonville, FL., where husband. Bill, took a job 
as an anesthesiologist with a private group. 
Barb misses teaching the Mexican migrant 
children but stays busy with her 4 girls, 
Kelly, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Caroline. 
Nancy Hardt was promoted and tenured 
after 1 2 yrs. with the Univ. of FL. She is very 
involved in women's and faculty issues at the 
College of Medicine. Debbie Hart Eiserle 
is enjoying a healthy summer, after a winter 
of illnesses. Son, Davey, plays in Wildcat 
games: husband, Dave, plays softball, and 
they all enjoy the Lake Forest pool. MImi 
Hill Wilk loves Scottsdale, AZ and is busy 
with activities ol son Beau, 10, and daugh- 
ter, Liz, 8. 

Paula Hollingsworth Thomas's trip 
to Honolulu ended in a plane crash in Dal- 
las. She is in her 4th mo. of physical therapy 
but hopes to be up and at 'em soon. Both of 
her dogs died and her dad is seriously ill. 
Children Charles (1 1 ) and Elise (8) are great. 
Husband, Steve, is the Executive Director of 
the Presbyterian Hospital. Paula is still liti- 
gation administrator for an oil and gas com- 
pany. Debbie Hooker Sauers is busy with 
her 3 boys Jane Hutcherson Frierson 
was divorced in 9/92. Jane and her son, 
Laurance (10), live in Arlington, VA. She said 
she doesn't know how she'd survive without 
her SBC friends. I saw Jane and Sally 
Randolph at the Toast to Alexandria in June, 
Jane is a software engineer. Maureen 
Hynes Binder is very busy with her 5 chil- 
dren - the youngest 2 are twins. She will be 
at the reunion in May (without children)! 
Kathleen Kavanaugh is Vice President tor 



Development at Vassar College and will be 
at Vassar's Commencement the same week- 
end as our Reunion. (We will miss you) 
Kathy travels, travels, travels. She knows 
how to use airport time. Kathleen 
Kilpatrick had a baby boy, Ian Alexander 
McClellen Kilpatrick 7/19. Kathleen had 
worked for Reagan/Bush and will take the 
rest of 1993 off. Linda Kemp Couch and 
Steve go to France and England for 2 wks. 
this summer, Kemper is busy as Treasurer 
ol the Jr. League ol Washington. Alethea 
Lee is busy with her art and church, and 
attended conferences on Christian healing, 

Terry Lear Evans and family bought 
a new house in Sept. with lots ol land in 
Nokesville, VA. Patrick (1 1 ) and Jeffery (9) 
enjoy it. Terry teaches 3-4 year olds at-risk. 
She will be at the reunion in May, Husband, 
Whit, has a tee-shirt printing business and 
can make shirts, hats, or bags for us for our 
20th! Sharon Mangus, still a real estate 
agent and the 911 emergency person in 
Alexandria, will be at the Reunion, and hopes 
to see Phyllis and Checka among others, 
there Ann Massie Addison is an at-home 
mom with 4 children. Dana graduated from 
h.s. and will attend Mary Washington Col- 
lege, Mark enters Amherst HS, Sam will be 
in 5th grade, and Gary will enter kindergar- 
ten at SBC. They are excited about building 
a new house in a development called 
"Oakley" in Clifford, VA. Husband, Lewis, is 
VP of Finance at Central Health, Inc. in 
Lynchburg Edie McRee Whiteman, 
Mac, Jamie (1 1 ) and Alex (6) went to Nash- 
ville to see Mac's family, Mac's brother, Bart, 
is an actor who was in "The Firm." The 
Whitemans are moving to a new house one 
block away with lots more space. In Aug. 
they will visit the Whiteman compound at 
West Chop, Martha's Vineyard. Edie sees 
many SBC friends. Her favorite babysitter is 
Catherine Whitham '91. Tana Meier 
Parseliti continues as the exec, director of 
Business for Downtown Hartford. Daughter, 
Dana (12) is in the Pony Club and shows 
some cross-country. Son, Dan (16) has a 
summer job and plays baseball. Husband. 
Frank, is expanding the market for his pre- 
mium product "Frank's Marinara Sauce," 
Bring some to Reunion! 

Beth Meyer Costello joined the 
Longmeadow real estate office of Landry, 
Lyons, and Whyte Co./Better Homes and 
Gardens. She is president of the East 
Longmeadow Women's Community Club. 
Ann Stuart McKie Kling s daughter, 
Shelby Virginia, was born 1 1/30/92, joining 
brother, Jay (5). In Aug. they visited her 
sister in S. CA. Ann Stuart promises to be at 
Reunion! Nancy Nunnelly Foster lives 
in Nashville with husband, Gilbert. She 
owns WRAPS, Inc. a packing and shipping 
company specializing in artwork and antique 
furniture. She spends her free time in Pre- 
cepts Bible Study Course and highly recom- 
mends them (in Chattanooga, TN). Debbie 
Pelham Bigum is moving to the Kadena 
AF Base in Okinawa where her husband will 
be an Operations Group Commander. 
Debbie and her girls look forward to travel 
in the Far East Ellie Plowden Boyd and 



her family moved to Southbury, CT. Clayton 
(6) has many new friends, Doug is enjoying 
new challenges with Praxair in Danbury, and 
John, born 9/10/92, entertains them. Ellie 
cleaned out her mother's house in GA and 
saw Liz Camp and daughter, Sophie, and 
Andrea Niles Jones '73 and her husband. 
Bill Nancy Nields Gordon and Michael 
moved from Lowell, MA to Groton, MA 
Marsha Phillips Smith is moving to 
Phoenix. MD after 26 yrs, in NJ. Her native 
NJ husband, Jim, has a new job and they are 
feeling very adventurous. Emily is 8 and 
Patrick (3) is a "live wire." 

Jane Piper Gleason and husband. 
Joe, are away Irom the flooding in St, Louis 
but her parents' farm will be an island. They 
will be on safari with Jane's parents, brother 
and sister-in-law, and Mrs, Marlin Perkins 
in Oct. Jane is godmother to Sherrie Snead's 
daughter, Ann. Jane plans to be at Reunion! 
Catherine (Tinka) Pritchett sent photos 
of her two sons, Gabriel (8) and Christian (18 
mos). born 11/91. They had their 15th wed- 
ding anniv. She stays home with Christian. 
Rossie Ray Spell adopted their second 
child 11/92. Anna Rosalind Spell was born 
11/20/92 and they brought her home 12/5. 
She is a beautiful healthy and happy baby. 
Big brother Michael is 4 1/2. They all look 
forward to our reunion! Janie Reeb had a 
mini reunion in St. Louis in April at the Jr. 
League Annual Conference. Janie is Presi- 
dent ol the JL of Miami. She saw Sandra 
Taylor Craighead (Policy Board Member for 
the JL of Richmond), Anne Coggswell Burris 
'75, and Betsy Merle Gamble '73. She had a 
visit from Betsy Biggar Hellmuth and her 
daughter, Katie, Janie's husband, Mike, is 
President of Premier Cruise Lines (the Big 
Red Boats) and they took Katie on a cruise 
for her 16th birthday, Jan Renne cruised 
Irom Montreal to New York 9/92, to S. 
America 1/93. and to Northern Europe 7/93. 
Her next trip will be to reunion 5/94. 

Pam Reynolds is still in the life insur- 
ance industry. She leaves 7/15 tor 3 wks. in 
Ireland and then back to reality! Betsy Rob- 
erts is still at the Federal Reserve in the Int'l 
Div, and doing some traveling. She is also 
very busy with the JL of Washington. 
Checka Robbin Delle works in a deli part- 
time and IS working on a master's in Elem. 
Ed. at Holstra U. Paul and Checka hiked the 
Grand Canyon 10/92 - her feet still hurt 
Patty Shannon had a son, Scott Michael 
Shannon, born 7/10 in Lake Oswego, OR, 
near Portland. Scott joins sister, Kathryn 
Elizabeth Shannon (6 1/2), Sherrie Snead 
McLeRoy's daughter, Ann Elizabeth 
McLeRoy, was born 4/5 and they were called 
on 4/13 to come get her. Sherrie is bringing 
her to Reunion and hopefully Bill will come 
too, Sherrie has 2 books due out this year. 
In March she co-chaired the 100th anniv, of 
the Texas Press Women. She also speaks to 
historical and museum groups throughout 
TX. Bill, Sherrie and Ann enjoy breaks at their 
place in CO Cindy Sorenson Sutherland 
visited SBC with daughter, Claire (14). They 
had a great time swimming in the lake and 
dining in Glass! Cindy is still riding and 
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looks forward to our 20th! She was at SBC 
in June. Her daughter, Meredith (14), went 
to Dennis Van der IWeer's tennis camp. 
Susan and her brother run an ad-specialty 
business in Atlanta and she travels for the 
business. Susan's son, Drew, is 11 and an 
avid baseball player. Sandra Taylor 
Craighead had a hectic year. She enjoys 
being on the Alumnae Board. She was also 
on the Board ot the JL of Richmond. This 
spring they moved to a new house. In June, 
she spent a wk. in CO on business but spent 
the weekend with Jane Merkle Borden '65 in 
Denver and Aspen. Sister, Marsha Taylor 
DeLain '76. now a member of the "Big 
Board," moved to DE as Assoc. Superinten- 
dent of Schools for the State. Liz Thomas 
Camp writes that Ann Prichett Van Horn and 
Marion Van Horn Egan rolled out the red 
carpet in New Orleans for her this spring. She 
went to the Jr. League Decorator Showcase 
- where Betsy Meric Gamble is the JL Presi- 
dent - Liz's Big Sister at SBC. Liz sees Ellie 
Plowden Boyd regularly. Liz also saw Mary 
Witt Will and Fritz in Richmond, VA. They 
went to a Braves game and took in local sites 
and Monticello. She and Rossie Ray Spell 
will be meeting soon on Reunion plans! 

Meredith Thompson Ingle is writing 
a book on the irascible Desmond, a goose 
who falls in love with Lucinda. She looks for- 
ward to seeing everyone at the reunion! 
Helen Travis celebrated her parent's 50th 
wedding anniv. 12/92. Helen was promoted 
to Branch Administrator/Office Manager at 
her Fujitsu office. She has decided to meet 
men by responding to "Personal Ads." No 
luck yet! She continues to sing with the 
Oratorio Society of NY. Helen plans to visit 
her sister in Beirut, Lebanon in Oct. Lynn 
Watson Philpott reports that a spring GA 
snow brought the smallest blueberry crop 
ever but because of this they will spend more 
family time having fun. Drew is 10 and Kate 
8. Lynn still works for AFLAC (the largest 
cancer insurance co. in America) and was 
appointed sr. managing consultant in Infor- 
mation Systems. She completed her Fellow 
Life lyianagement Institute (FLMI) degree 
and her conferment is in Toronto 9/93. She 
is coming to her first Reunion in May, 1 994! 
Chris Weiss Pfeil continues to be a stay- 
at-home mom for Lee (6) and Carrie (4) 
while working part-time as a science instruc- 
tor at the Cleveland Museum of Natural 
History. She is also on many boards. Chris 
is coordinating a sailboat racing program 
for women at the Cleveland Yachting Club 
and the children join Dave and Chris on 
weekend races on the "Idleweiss." Lee 
Wilkinson Warren and husband, Charles, 
had a 20th anniv. ski trip to UT. On the way 
home from a ski trip to Wintergreen, Lee and 
her children stopped by the SBC Dairy to buy 
yogurt - it is still wonderful! Ruthie 
WillinghamLentz attended a family wed- 
ding in Vicksburg, MS. Her business at J.C. 
Bradford is flourishing, affording her another 
sailing trip to the BVI and many opportuni- 
ties to watch son David's baseball, soccer, 
and basketball games. 

Mary Witt Will is busy organizing the 
Reunion Committee. Mary continues to see 



pediatric patients at the VA. Dept. of Health 
and works as a consultant for Blue Cross, the 
Medical Society of Virginia and Richmond 
Public Schools. They love to play golf, and 
she volunteers at the Women's Resource 
Center on the U. of Richmond campus. 
Sandra Craighead and Mary talk often. In 
9/93 Fritz and Mary will go to Baltimore for 
the SBC Annual Weekend and Science Meet- 
ing Winton Smoot Holladay had a 3 wk 
trip out West. The Holladay family started in 
San Francisco with a visit to Catherine 
Williams Sullivan, who is godmother to 
one of Winton's daughters. They also went 
to ID, MT and WY, Winton's daughters are 
14 and 1 2 and her sons are 1 1 and 8. They 
finished the summer at their beach house in 
Rehoboth, DE. Lou Weston Rainey, 2 of 
her children, and her mother went to Phila- 
delphia to visit Penny Lagakos and her 
husband, George, and their son, Gregory. 
Lou's husband, Robert (Rip), took their old- 
est son, Weston, to a boy scout jamboree in 
VA while Lou was in PA. Lou and family 
stopped at SBC for a quick visit at the lake. 
She also stopped to see Ceil Linebaugh 
Dove in Flint Hill, VA, and husband, Scott, 
a veterinarian, and their 2 sons, Jenkins and 
Reid. The Doves live in an old barn they have 
renovated. Ceil raises Scottish Deer Hounds. 
Lou is renovating her house. Lou and Rob- 
ert (Rip) went with Weston (13) to England 
last yr Their 2 other children are Clarke (9) 
and Caroline (5). Rip is an environmental 
engineer for RMT in SC. Lou, and family, and 
Penny plan to be at Reunion. I have enjoyed 
being your Class Secretary for the last 5 
years and thank you all for the honor. I took 
my daughter, Katie, 5, to the Inauguration of 
President Clinton in Jan. I represented SBC 
at the inauguration of the President of the U. 
of the District of Columbia in May. I am 
working for Congresswoman Jan Meyers, 
from KS, on the Small Business Committee. 
I am Chairman of HQ Administration for the 
JL of Washington, DC. and also Secretary 
of the JLW Membership Council. My hus- 
band, Chris, will go to Africa this fall on busi- 
ness for 2 mos. I hope you all have saved 
the dates for our 20th Reunion at Sweet Briar, 
May 27-29, 1994. See you all there! 



1978 



President: Dorothy Lear Mooney 
Secretaries: Cannie Crysler Shafer, 
Mary Page Stewart 
Fund Agent: Lucy Darby Cole 

As Cannie and Mary sit here at Camp 
Susquehannock in NE Pennsylvannia, we are 
enjoying all your notes! We decided to ar- 
range them randomly so you'd have to read 
every last one. We didn't want you to miss 
anything! 

Lots of apologies for missing Reunion 
and promises to make the 20th! Allison 
Egbert Brokaw had a 2nd son in March. 
She is busy volunteering and performing in 
community theater and a choral group in 



Summit NJ. Ann Key Lucas (St. Louis, 
MO) missed Reunion too. She works full 
time managing the direct mail marketing and 
apparel programs for a promotion company 
while she has John (4) and William (2) AND 
expects twins in Sept. Eve Jackson Lon- 
don (Birmingham, AL) had a weekend 
"mini" reunion with Liz Day Dalrymple, 
Betsy Ryan and Catherine Taylor 
Moore in Charleston. Eve reports that 
Mitchell is going into 3rd grade, Jack into K 
and Ivey into pre-school. Leslie Battle 
(Miami, FL) missed reunion due to her travel 
to DC. Scottsdale, AZ, DisneyWorld and 
Europe. She was in Italy with her sister Helen 
Lewis ('79) and claims the men were just the 
right ego booster for a middle-aged married 
lady!" Daughters Bailey (7) and Taylor (6) 
remain her joy and chaos. 

Carol Cordell Mullins missed 
Reunion due to a new work schedule. She 
is General Counsel tor First Federated 
Communications in Denver, CO, Son 
Charlie (4) enjoys family camping trips in the 
mountains. Carol crewed for her brother 
David Cordell, W & L '80 (his wife is Martha 
Tinsdale SBC '80) on his CAL29 in the 
Barllett Regatta in OK in May. Ann Yauger, 
in Basking Ridge, NJ, is a new homeowner, 
she is also a protocol officer for AT&T work- 
ing with Chinese, Japanese, Ukranian and 
Brazilian delegations. She saw Claire 
Cartright Vaughan and family in San 
Antonio in Jan., as well as Debra Littleton 
McCloskey. She keeps in contact with 
Francie Root '80 and Megan Coffield Lyon 
'80 She also saw Jane Lauderdale 
Armstrong and family. Jane is kept busy by 
David (5) and Kate (2) in addition to being 
president of the Women of the Church and 
volunteering with the Atlanta Children's 
Shelter through Jr. League. She gets to 
watch Claire Dennison Griffith '80 chair the 
Jr. L's support of that shelter. Her husband 
Mike was named to W & L's Alumni Board. 
In Austin Anne Simonds Lowe enjoys 
swimming with Jeff (6) and Stephanie (3) at 
their local pool and at their ranch on Lake 
LBJ. She and Rick celebrate anniv. #15 in 
Aug! 

Karen Lemon Hassett moved to 
Greensboro, NCI She, husband Mark and 
FOUR children are excited about meeting 
new people and opening their marketing 
business there. Her twins are in 1st grade, 
daughter Megan in 4th and Boomer in pre- 
school. (How many sets of twins has our 
group produced? Must be a record!). Katie 
Renaud Baldwin is enjoying a heat wave 
in Petersburg, AK. Although she didn't make 
it back lor reunion, she was close! Was in 
Duck, NO this spring and made her husband 
drive the whole state of VA so she could 
show her whole family Sweet Briar. Amanda. 
7 and Emily 4 didn't get their souvenirs 
though, the Book Shop was closed, maybe 
in '98! Jean Beard Barden (Stamford CT) 
repods that Lauren Place Young had a 
baby girl (her third) 6/29, named Makenna 
Chrystie Young - apparently she and fam- 
ily are still in HI Susan Negaard Harley 
ot Rock Hill, SC visited Margaret Laurent 
Gordy and Leigh Ramsay in Garden City 



Beach, SC in June, then had a baby boy, 
David Andrew Harley, 7/11. Margaret saw 
him 6 hrs. after birth! Susan is enjoying her 
maternity leave from Baxter Custom Sterile 
in Charlotte where she is Materials Manager. 
Mimi Shipman McOrmond is now in 
Valley Forge, PA. Mother of Scott (12) and 
Richard (6), she is working on a Landscape 
Architecture degree at Temple University. 
She summers with family at the NJ shore 
where she and husband Ray are very active 
with the Jr. Sailing program for the Little Egg 
Harbor Yacht Club in Beach Haven. Jane 
Hemenway had a good reason to miss 
reunion - she was Maid of Honor in her 
sisters wedding! She is happy to be back in 
New York after travelling all over the world 
last yr with a Congressional Task Force, 
interviewing world leaders in Paris, Frank- 
furt, London and Madrid She has had fun 
with other NY alumnae planning a cook 
book. She warns us to look out for her 
grandmother's Pecan Pie recipe - YUM! 

Mary Gearhart is still in New York, 
doing freelance photography and lighting 
design, working with Sarah Skaggs Dance 
Company and other arts groups. In summer 
she manages a place in the Adirondacks. 
Dana Dotten Endacott, in Fallon, NV, still 
flies transport aircraft and was promoted to 
Commander. She is responsible for the 
nearby bombing and electronic warfare 
ranges, but her favorite job by far is being a 
mom to their 2-yr-old daughter, Ariel Marie. 
Mavis Ray Griffith enjoyed seeing Sally 
Poison Slocum, husband Bill and their baby 
on a visit to Austin. Mavis and husband Joe 
managed "to live in and through a house 
renovation and addition" to prepare for #3 
child born in June. Mavis' girls are 9 & 6. 
Lisanne Purvis Davidson moved from 
NY to CA where she was promoted at the 
FDIC and her husband will continue film- 
making. They had a second son born 4/93! 
Although Catherine Taylor Moore 
missed Reunion, she went to Richmond from 
Orlando, FL to visit family. Catherine is Chief 
Credit Officer for SunTrust Bank Card N.A. 
but would like parttime or consulting be- 
cause her 4 yr old is "full of energy". She 
saw Cindy Rogers Dillard from Tampa 
and keeps up with Betsy Ryan who is with 
First Boston in Atlanta Audrey Townsend 
Bertram was sorry to miss Reunion but she 
and husband Scott were busy with an addi- 
tion to their log cabin home (Raleigh, NC) 
and 18 mo. old Betsy. Their outdoor shop 
is doing well, so their next trip is windsurfing 
in the Dominican Republic! 

Barbara Behrens Peck missed the 
festivities too. She and Jeff and Sarah (3) are 
in NJ where she continues her freelance 
design. She has a new garden book coming 
out in 1 994 with author Ken Druse. She was 
recognized for "Scottish Country" last yr. in 
New York Magazine! She and Jeff ski in Vail 
and Aspen and she's "working" on golf. 
Missy Powell Adams is busy with her 
twin boys and work in Baltimore and looks 
forward to those Friday "sessions" Mary 
Page Stewart also mentions! Anne Riordan 
Flaherty's news is "Kids, kids, kids" with a 
fourth en route, her team is all under K age! 



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She volunteers at the YWCA and the medi- 
cal alliance in Wausau, Wl, Janet Smaltey 
Todd and her husband Pete added another 
family member before Reunion. Jacl^son 
joins Harris (6) and Jane (4). Emily Dick 
McAlister (Nashville, TN) writes of her 
"third" too ...MatthevK loined Harry (4) and 
Dan (2) and they will move to bigger quar- 
ters. From St. Louis, Cathy Mellow 
Goltermann had a boy (Charles "Woody" 
Woodson) - now 1 - to join his twin sisters 
Catherine and Christen - now 3 1/2. They 
added to the house and did the apt. routine 
for 5 mos, while waiting. Cathy volunteers 
at a boutique. Also in St, Louis, Victoria 
Saigh Valll and her husband put an addi- 
tion on their house and added their third girl. 

Hallie Powell Norton and her hus- 
band Wilmot moved into a new house, still 
in Austin, TX Lee Carollo Pforsich 
moved last yr. to the "frozen North" of 
Oakdale, MN. She is doing a summer intern- 
ship at 3M as a chemist in the analytical 
corporate research lab. She will return to 
teaching in the tall. Her son is 1 1 and "quite 
a drummer". They are both learning to cross- 
country ski, ice fish, camp and canoe and 
"put shorts on when the weather gets to 40 
degrees," From Rye, NY, Diane Ball 
Brendel writes that she is a Sr. VP with 
Dean Witter. She and husband Joe see Ton! 
Santangelo Archibald '80 and Mare Moran 
76 who married in June. She looked forward 
to the big snow melt so she could play golf 
and start the yachting season. Carolyn 
Ennis, her husband Adel Taher and their 2 
daughters, t^ariam (7) and Sara (5) live in 
Cairo. The girls are tri-lingual (English, Ger- 
man and Arabic) and enjoy ballet and 
snorkelling. Carolyn is the refugee coordi- 
nator in Cairo, working mainly with Somalis. 

Katherine Nesbitt missed Reunion tor 
a worthy cause - fundraising for her church. 
She Is nearing completion of her M.S. in 
Management and finished her "tour of duty" 
with Jr. League of Washington, DC. She 
works for AT&T and hopes to relocate to 
Greensboro. NC. Kim Hershey Hatcher 
wrote that each yr. on Valentine's Day she, 
husband George and her 2 children Mary 
Anne and Geordie love visiting SBC! They 
live on the Eastern Shore and own Easton 
Ford, Edie Baird (Great Falls. VA) contin- 
ues to do contract archaeology and has an 
internship with Fairfax County History Com- 
mission. She also works for First Virginia 
Bank as a Federal Reserve Settlement Clerk. 
Carol Baugh in Nashville is still Int'l Busi- 
ness Manager for Reemay, INC. This year 
she went to Puerto Rico and Europe on busi- 
ness. She vacationed in May scuba diving 
in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In Nov. she 
goes to the Cayman Islands for wall diving 
and stingray sightings. She hopes for some 
business in the Far East and S. America. 
Thanks to Monte Costa's family we know 
that she is a photographer for SeaLife Park/ 
Wainiea Falls Park and took a leave of 
absence for a 6-wk. immersion course in 
Portuguese at UCSB. Then Monte spent 2 
wks. in Fiji conducting NATO-sponsored 
workshops in photojournalism. Her photo- 
graphs are in the recently published coffee 



table book, "Discovery" on HI. Thanks also 
to Anne Baldwin Mann's family who 
report she is still in Jacksonville, FL and 
has 3 children; and to Deb Davidson 
Weidner's parents for writing to say that 
Deb is still in CA. those of us at Reunion 
appreciated Deb making the trek from New- 
port Beach and hearing about her 3 children. 

Some of us who attended Reunion did 
write in as well. ..such as: Elizabeth 
Perkinson who is still a real estate agent 
in Winston-Salem, NC, Lynn Spilman 
Williams and her husband manage Chesa- 
peake Title Company, leke Osinga Scully 
should get the "closest" and "distance" 
awards! She was "home" tor Reunion but 
wrote from "Jolly Ole England," where they 
will stay until Mark's company relocates 
them, 4/94 as planned, to Cologne, Ger- 
many. She enioys her boys Brendan (3) and 
Dunstan (1 ). Kathy Jackson Howe in from 
Charlotte, NC with all 3 children, Trey (10), 
Khakhi (8) and Janie (5), was singing house 
addition blues as well. Husband Dr. Harold 
(a.k.a. "Root") has a new partner and they 
look forward to more family time. Becky 
Mulvihill McKenna (St Louis. MO) 
started school consulting, counseling and 
family therapy in addition to her grad. teach- 
ing and private practice as a family and mar- 
riage therapist. She is busy but does have 
her summers free and she and husband Ken 
look fonivard to more family time since he got 
tenure at his counseling position. She has 
3 daughters (ages 9,7 & 5) who are into 
piano, gymnastics and Irish step dancing! 

Lenore Cox barely made it to reunion, 
arriving briefly on Sunday when she saw 
Katherine Powell Heller and Lisa 
Spruill Darby. Lenore still lives in Lynch- 
burg and is a Sr. Policy Analyst at First 
Colony Life Insurance Company. She went 
to Paris in Sept. and to Maui. HI in May. 
Carrie Ruda Clark (DC.) loved rooming 
with Becky Dane Evans at Reunion and 
being again reminded of what a neat class 
we have. She spent the rest of the summer 
in her garden, volunteering tor the Washing- 
ton Cathedral, and getting their 2 boys to 
special ed. programs in 2 states! She and 
Jack had a reprieve in New England, includ- 
ing bicycling in VT. Katherine Powell 
Heller of Atlanta brought her daughter 
Laura (6) to reunion and has set the goal for 
the 20th to have kids and John there! She 
volunteers tor Laura's school, the Jr. League 
and the garden club. She went to London, 
Paris and Vienna in Aug, and is going to 
Puerto Rico in Nov, sans entants! Janet 
Rakoczy Hudson of Fairfax, VA reiterates 
the common sentiment that it was great to 
see everyone at reunion. She went to IVIT with 
her folks (husband. John has too new a job 
to take vacation) tor a wk. at her boss' 2,000 
acre ranch on the Yellowstone River. 

Robin Jones Eddy (Lexington, VA) 
sells real estate and works on Conservation 
Easements to "keep her valley rural". Son 
"Stets," 9, accompanied her to Reunion. 
Melanie Bowen Steglich and husband 
Lee are busy with his dental practice in Dal- 
las, TX, Melanie works tor the Sr. Citizens 
Craft Fair as a Jr. League project and looks 



forward to Alumnae Council at SBC. She 
also works parttime for Richard & Co. at the 
Dallas Apparel Mart. Cindy Whitley works 
in archaeology for a land developer in the 
DC. area. She is excavating a 1.000 acre 
tract and plans to sail up the East Coast to 
Newport, Rl in July. She spoke to Leigh 
Ramsey who finished her grad. work in 
Richmond and is now employed there in re- 
habilitation counseling. Mary Page 
Stewart and her husband Bob enjoy Balti- 
more. Bob is starting a new private invest- 
ment banking firm called Armata Partners 
and Mary starts her 2nd year teaching 3 yr. 
olds at Garrison Forest School. Daughter 
Ellie is nearly 8 and son Geordie is 5. She 
sees a lot of Maria Rixey Gamper and 
Missy Powell Adams as they are part of 
a weekly "playggroup". 

It's my turn here as the "caboose" 
(Cannie Crysler Shafer. Haverford, PA) 
There were a lot of us 78ers at Reunion and 
we had a great, fun time! We decided that 
we've aged or finally become sensible, when 
we now send the hubbies to the Texas Inn 
in Lynchburg to fetch the greasy "cheesy 
Westerns - all the way" so we can stay to- 
gether and talk! I am the Lower School Head 
at the Devon Campus, Episcopal Academy, 
while husband Win teaches Middle School 
Science and Biology in Upper School and 
daughter Francie (6) is in 1st grade, both at 
the Merlon Campus of Episcopal . . Son Blake 
(3) will age me before my time! We try to 
have great spring breaks (Hilton Head this 
yr.) since we're at Camp Susquehannock all 
summer (Win's grandfather founded it in 
1905), We squeeze in time at Squam Lake, 
NH before school starts. This year we'll hike 
with our new Dalmatian puppy "Spot"! 
WHEN WILL WE SEE YOU AGAIN'? 1998! 



1982 



President: Ethel Burwell Dowling 
Secretary: Lucie Stephens Holland 
Fund Agent: Rhoda Harris 

Wonderful to hear from so many of you 
- including several who haven't written in a 
while. Our class president, Ethel Burwell, 
became Mrs, Benjamin Wyman Dowling III 
10/30 at her great-grandfather's church 
in Upperville VA. The Oowlings live in 
Williamsburg. Past president Nancy 
Daugherty Davidson moved with Mike. 
Meredith and Katherine to Charlottesville, 
where Nancy enjoys a much larger house, 
Alice Keyes married Gary Pittman, whom 
she met at Georgetown U, In 1 1/92 and they 
live in Alexandria VA. Patsy Griffith Van 
Etten and husband Jeff returned to Virginia 
from CA. Patsy is a paramedic and has been 
training an Andalusian mare. Adjusting to 
full time motherhood has been easy tor 
Martha Tisdale Cordell after the birth of 
David Jr. She is fixing up her new house and 
travelled to Vienna and Prague with her par- 
ents. Baltimore is home to Aimee Nelson 
Smith, husband Mike and their 3 children. 



After travelling to Russia and Egypt, 
Harleigh Chalmers Kehoe returned with 
husband Derek to London to welcome 
the birth of James Edward 3/93. Leslie 
Bergman had a money-making 3-yr-old 
horse last year as well as a new house. She 
said to ask Lisa Zuke Kline about her 
smart dog. Pearl. 

So good to hear from Polly Clarkson 
Stein, in Jacksonville FL. where she fin- 
ished two yrs. as president of the Women's 
Board of (Children's Hospital. Her children 
are Blakely. 8. and Ted, 6, Lee Watson 
married Warren Lombardy in May and spent 
their honeymoon hopping B and B's in the 
British Isles. She is in her last yr. of law 
school at Florida State U. Are there any other 
couples with jobs in 2 different cities besides 
Mary Ames Booker Sheret? She works 
at the Southern OR Historical Soc. in 
Medtord and her husband, Dan, is a furni- 
ture maker in Hillsboro. Carrie Montague 
Stanny authored and produced a museum 
show entitled "Made by Hand; The Soap 
Hollow School" on decorative arts produced 
by Mennonites in western PA in the 1800s, 
She lives in Pittsburgh with husband Tim 
and son Patrick. Just when they were settling 
into their new house, Deborah Price Bow- 
man and Jeffrey had to move again to CT 
after he got a job offer in New York. Monica 
Kaiser has a business designing children's 
clothes, which are sold at her local mall in 
FL. She visited her family in Europe last year. 
So many new houses! Beth Engelsmann 
Flanigan and Peter have a new house in 
Saint Louis and are parents of Drew, 9, and 
Lacey, 3. Home executive Charlotte 
Prassel Fitzgerald continues her career as 
mom, wife and volunteer to several charities. 
Her girls are Cece. 4, and Tricia, 2, Ginny 
Beverly Ring and Michael celebrated their 
4th anniv. in Nantucket and then visited 
Rhodes and Patmos. 

Anne Pridgeon Mason, in West 
Bloomlield, Ml, is pursuing her PhD in clini- 
cal psychology. Her husband is Bill Mason. 
Alice Dixon said that Michelle Marlinez 
wedding to Alessandro Cartel in Italy was 
a "marvelous event!" Alice saw Tricia 
Whelan Schenck and Jane Dure there 
Michelle is national franchising manager for 
Conte of Florence, and Alessandro is doing 
his residency in geriatric medicine. Busy 
Leslie Ann Hertz is at Cleveland State U. 
getting 2 master's degrees in early childhood 
special ed. and multiple handicaps - and 
works full time at an advertising agency. She 
asks tor ideas tor our class skit at the next 
reunion. Heidi Slavin is continuing PhD 
studies in special ed. and received funding 
for research. She wants to know the where- 
abouts of Amoret Thissell and Nancy 
Smith Betsy Keiser Smith is a sr 
account executive with Cellular One in FL 
and mother to Alexander, 2. Angela 
Averett Rock moved to Atlanta and is a part 
time counselor with mothers' support 
groups. Her children are Daniel, Claire and 
Catherine. Jill Maple Fallon is still with 
Duracell in CT. Another Atlanta resident is 
Cyndi Lowe Coughlin, a marketing 
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Georgian Margaret Camblos Carey lives 
in Augusta with tiusband Cliff and is in 
medical insurance. Gay Kenney Is now in- 
ternational ad sales manager wltti ttie Los 
Angeles Times and motfier to Alex, 4. Stie 
Is designing and building a new house and 
sees Jana Portman, who moved to LA, and 
Wendi Brunell Plenge Guy Castles IV 
joined big sister, IVIason, says mother Libby 
Lee Gantt Castles, who lives in Colum- 
bia SC and plays lots of tennis and volun- 
teers, Celia Warren married Robert Fowler 
Jr In Sept. and their new address is Dallas 
TX. Grace Tredwell Schild and Georg 
were married in May then went to Germany 
to celebrate with his family who couldn't at- 
tend the ceremony Jean von Schrader 
Bryan bought a minivan to tote around her 
growing family of Betsy, George and baby #3 
due In Sept. She and Peter live In Chagrin 
Falls OH. Jean saw Liz Kauffman, who is 
writing another television script and radio 
play and is Involved in horse racing 

Heather Pirnie Albert and Mike have 
moved to NJ, where he is pursuing a 
master's degree In history after 1 1 yrs. in the 
Marines. They also went to Hong Kong and 
Beijing with daughters Rebecca. 9, and 
Samantha, 4. She visited Fran Mantho 
Belliveau at her house In Annapolis last 
year Priscilla Ream McPheeters 
opened her own barn called Bridle Creek 
Farm Inc in SC. Her children James and 
Heather are both riding. From Alexandria VA 
Kathy Reynolds Barsness said Zachary 
Reynolds (10-92) joins big brother George 
Jr She saw Leie Frenzel Casalini and her 
daughter Jane Dure is playing tennis 
competitively in Austin TX and wondering 
how many of us have grey hair yet. Our 
Parisienne, Lorie Teeter Lichtlen, wel- 
comed Nicholas Jasper 3/30 and he already 
has his US passport. She returned to 
EuroDlsney as sr. publicist after a generous 
French maternity leave of 4 1/2 months. 
Rosemary Hardy teaches behaviorally 
disordered students In Kansas City and en- 
joys the challenge. A historic house on the 
St. Mary's River in MD Is home to Nancy 
Trimble Howell, where she is mother to 
Devin, 2. Her husband Brad is a golfer think- 
ing of turning professional. Torle Lee 
Adams was expecting a 2nd child to join 
Henry, 2, in Dec. She lives in Richmond. 
Baby #2 was born to Karen McLain 
Chiapetta In April. Husband Don and son 
Michael are adjusting well. Kit Johnson Is 
renovating her house and trying to tame an 
overgrown wooded lot In NC. Anne Goebel 
lives near San Francisco where she loves the 
lifestyle and manages food service for Apple 
Computer's world h.q. She plans to marry 
this year. 

Danielle Bielenstein works at the 
Smithsonian Institution. In Aug. she helped 
her sister drive from AZ to NY with 2 cats and 
an 8-loot statue called "Salute to the Dawn". 
From far away in Natal, S. Africa, writes 
Mary LaVigne Fletcher that she lives on 
a dairy farm and beef ranch, where she also 
raises race horses. Another old house 
dweller Is Rachel Millrood Perlman in 
Bala Cynwyd PA, Her daughter is 3, and 



Rachel works at a municipal bond firm in 
sales Anne Edmunds Hansen expects 
baby #3 in Macon GA. World travelers 
Leslie Taylor Kavanaugh and husband 
Richard visited Key West and Nassau. They 
have 3 children - Annie. Ryan and Charlotte 
- and Leslie works for an auto dealer In West 
Chester PA. From CA Lisa Church went to 
Salt Lake City to practice law and pursue 
mountain biking and cross-country skiing. 
Patti Snodgrass returned to newspaper 
work as editor of the Loudoun Times- 
Mirror \n Leesburg VA, and Is a member of 
the American News Women's Club. Steve 
and I enjoy more space with the addition to 
our town house in Old Town, Alexandria VA, 
and I am still curator of the Boyhood Home 
of Robert E Lee I see Anne Morton Young 
Habliston with her Caroline, 5, and Chazzo, 
3, at the pool. Anne Morion stays busy as a 
mom and does lots of volunteer work. Thank 
you everyone for sending news! 



1986 



President: Beth Ann Trapold Newton 
Secretary: Lisa Redd Toliver 
Fund Agent: Mary Jo Biscardi 

LaMont, Julian (3), and I welcomed 
Jordan Alexander to the family 10/20/92. 1 
continue to decorate our home and am 
approaching 7 yrs. with Fannie Mae. LaMont 
started an administrative job at UMBO. 
Suzanne Craft Bailey and husband. Drew 
had their 2nd anniv. and completed their 1st 
yr. In Charlotte. NC. where they bought a 
house. Suzanne Is a Realtor with Prudential 
Carolinas Realty and looks fonward to meet- 
ing local SBC alumnae. Drew continues as 
Environmental Policy Officerwith First Union 
National Bank. They enjoy weekends in the 
mountains and visits with Catherine 
Callendar Sauls and husband. Rolfe who 
moved to Durham, NC. Robyn Bailey 
Orchard, husband Christopher and son 
Anthony Bailey Aylward Orchard (born 1/92) 
moved back from Oxford last Aug. Robyn 
taught English & Drama at Amherst H.S. and 
planned to do an M.Ed, full-time at Lynch- 
burg College In the fall. She was named an 
Outstanding Educator by the Virginia Gov- 
ernors School. 

Cathy Moore Barksdale. a travel 
agent, and husband. Lash bought a home 
and expect their first child 12/93. Cathy 
sees Elizabeth Stevens Norman She 
looks foRA/ard to Anne Vandevenfer's 9/93 
marriage to George Bowles. Tracy Pryba 
Baugham was married 10/2/92 In 
Richmond, VA and enjoyed a Caribbean 
cruise honeymoon. Tracy loves marriage and 
enjoys being a chemist for Whitehall- 
Robblns. She keeps In touch with Donna 
Duchow Prommis and Corinne Neale 
McCormick Sharon Beard bought a 
home in Blue Bell, PA and completed halt of 
a master's in Counseling Psychology. She 
often sees Mary Johnson, who is with 
Mellon Bank. Sharon anxiously awaits our 



10th reunion Leigh Ringler Bennett and 

husband, Jim were in a leep accident while 
honeymooning in St. Lucia. Fortunately, all 
is well and Leigh will finish her master's In 
Training and Development 12/93. She keeps 
in touch with Robin Lindsay O'Keefe and 
Brigid McGlynn ('85). Life in New Orleans 
is great for Ashley Simmons Bright and 
husband, Edgar. They, along with Ella (2 1/ 
2), welcomed Edgar IV (a.k.a. Gordy) 1 1/20/ 
92. Ella starts nursery school. Ashley still 
sells real estate. She sees Bella Viguerie, 
who is a stockbroker for J.C. Bradford. 

Work keeps Rushton Haskell 
Callaghan busy, as well as her triathalons. 
Triathelete named her among the 5 top fe- 
male amateur triatheletes in the U.S.A. The 
races take her all over the U.S. Alyson 
Carey married Robert Goods 9/19/92 in 
ME Mariah Smith Malik and Deirdre 
Smith were in the wedding parly. The 
Goods' live outside Buffalo. NY. Pegi 
Castle continues as N. American Coordi- 
nator for Ausonlcs, an ultrasound company 
based in Sydney, Australia and Business 
Manager for GT. their state-side represen- 
tative. She gardens and volunteers with 
Wheaton American Legion Auxiliary In IL. 
She was elected Auxiliary VP and gives civic 
lectures for children K-5. Pegi has no imme- 
diate marital plans. She has 2 nieces whom 
she hopes will attend SBC, Lynn Mather 
Charette married John 6/27/92. Vicki 
Wolf, Joanna Doyle ('87), and Heather 
Wlllson Freeman ('84) were in the wedding 
and many SBC'ers attended. Beth Wharton 
Charles and husband. Nick are In Roches- 
ter, NY. Beth volunteers with the Jr. League 
and the Landmark Society, and Is 1st Vice 
President of the Garden Club. 

Sarel Cousins says she has attended 
about 7 SBC weddings since graduation and 
that Emery Jones Dixon has 2 girls and 
Kim Belcher Harvey '88, an 1 1 -mo-old boy. 
Sarel is still with Smithkline Beecham 
Animal Health selling vaccines and enjoys 
her Sweet Briar and W&L connections. Su- 
san Swagler Cowles married Robert, Jr. 
2/22/92 and welcomed their daughter, Elli, 
born 4/20/93. Susan has her MBA, Is in 
Tuscaloosa, AL and keeps In touch with 
Tricia Lonick Jennifer Crossland s 
judicial clerkship ends 8/93 and she will 
move back to Richmond, VA to practice. 
Misse Davison tutors and works in the 
math lab at U.N.C.A. Deanne Dawson will 
move to Paris, France 9/93 to get her Int'l 
MBA and work there for a yr. (or longer). She 
also reports on Karen Fennessy, a mar- 
ket manager for Dow In Midland, Ml; Mary 
Jo Biscardi Is moving back to NJ to attend 
school . Pamela Edwards moved from NY 
to Los Angeles to continue as free-lance film 
production coordinator. She sees Betsy 
Nott Hall and keeps In touch with Louise 
VanPatten, in Atlanta working for CNN. 
Pamela misses Cara Heard, who moved to 
TX Charade Boiling Estes, husband 
Davis, and Chelsea (3) live in Alexandria, VA, 
where Charade Is a Research Assistant for 
Advanced Resource Technologies, Inc. 
Drusilla Davis Fadus and husband, 
Joseph work in banking. They continue to 



Internally/externally decorate their home and 
vacationed with her family In AL. Ann Bruce 
Faircloth enjoys her work at Prestwick 
Country Club and enjoyed a summer visit 
with Meme Boulware Hobbs and 
husband, David. In Norwalk, CT. Sally 
Engleby Farrell and husband, Chris wel- 
comed Thomas Boyde, born 4/3/93. Sally 
continues to teach and works on her master's 
at Fairfield Univ Elizabeth Fulghum 
FrankI loves having her own business as a 
graphic designer. She expects her 1st child 
1 1/93. In Houston. TX Laura Hand Glover 
and husband, Stephen are building a new 
home and expected to move 8/93. Laura's 
court clerkship ended 8/93 and after a few 
mos. off. she may work in her husband's law 
firm. Their daughter. 12. is still dedicated to 
attending SBC. enjoys advanced riding and 
musically follows in Laura's footsteps. They 
had a spectacular spring trip to London and 
Paris. Staige Grymes, in CT, enjoys see- 
ing Liisa Fink ('90). Staige also keeps In 
touch with Richie Boyd McGuIre ('89), Kate 
Richardson ('89), and Cata McDonald ('90), 
who travels between Italy and Hong Kong. 
Staige looks forward lo Beth Babbitt's ('90) 
8/93 wedding. Cheryl Bishop Oilman ('90) 
and Bryn Currie ('90) are in the wedding 
party In 12/92, Michelle Miller Haddad 
and husband. Saam welcomed their 2nd 
child. Susannah. Ariana (3) is a great help. 
Michelle's stay at home with the children 
ends 8/93 when she returns to teaching h.s. 
Spanish. Saam begins his final year In Law 
school Elizabeth (Betsy) Nott Hall and 
husband, Roger are convinced they are the 
only 2 people in Los Angeles not in the en- 
tertainment business. Betsy continues to 
teach K and is working on her master's. 

Judy Bell Henri still loves teaching 
and awaits the 8/93 arrival of baby #2, who 
will join Christopher (almost 3), Meme 
Boulware Hobbs and husband, David ex- 
pect their first baby 11/93. Meme reports 
Holly McGoven Barber is also expecting 
11/93. Dayna Avery Hulme continues 
with a law firm in Nashville, TN and she and 
husband, Tom are the proud parents of 
Courtney Brooke, born 7/7/93 Eli Jones Is 
at home in Brookhaven, MS painting and 
preparing to go back to school. Susan Drez 
Joseph finished her residency In Pediatrics 
at Emory (Atlanta. GA) and husband. Jeffrey 
finished his fellowship in Facial Plastic 
Surgery. They are moving back to Lake 
Charles. LA to practice. Shappy Donnelly 
LaPointe and husband. Garth enjoy their 
daughter, Morgan and still teach, coach, and 
are dorm parents at Vermont Academy. 
Karyn Harcum Levy, husband Eric, and 
daughter Meredith (3) welcomed Alexandra, 
bom 3/93. They live In Waldwick, NJ, but 
may move soon now that Eric's employer is 
relocating Elizabeth Lindsay Locke has 
a full-time job as children's coordinator of 
Library Services for 2 counties in SW VA. 
Her husband. Ken continues as a campus 
minister at Radford Univ. Lady Jane Basset 
joined their family Christmas '92 and now 
they have no excuses for not taking dally 
walks. Tricia Lonick continues as Wildlife 
Manager at the Hyatt Regency Maui. She 



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spent a mo. in the Kingdom of Tonga - a 
group ot Islands 6 hrs, from HI, a unique 
experience. Most of the houses were 
thatched huts. She also reports that Susan 
Swagler Cowles had a baby girl. Mary 
Eleanor Mariah Smith Malik and hus- 
band, Steve recently entertained Catherine 
Callender Sauls and Allie Alden ('88) in 
their new home. Mariah attended a baptism 
brunch for Christopher, Lesly Allen Bell's 
('85) son. Mariah and Steve went to London 
and Switzerland, but plan to spend more time 
at home. Maureen Mahoney works in Hu- 
man Resources for Laura Ashley in Boston. 
Enjoying the change from NY, Lisa Marks 
is in Wilmimgton, NC, where her new home 
was completed 5/93. She loves living by the 
beach and awaits the 8/93 "Girl's Weekend" 
visit from Elizabeth Wood, Quinci 
Stevenson Velie, and Catty Hubbard ('85). 
Lisa works for Parke Davis pharmaceuticals 
and visited Clair Clancy Graham ('85) in 
Little Rock, AR. 

April Marshall enjoys playgroups and 
visiting the park with Lily (15 mos.). April 
works part-time as an assistant in real es- 
tate. She and husband, Steve look forward 
to their 5th anniv. Anne Merriman mar- 
ried Paul Dufty 9/92 and they returned to 
Hadley, MA after honeymooning in St. Johns 
and Virgin Gorda. Alexandra Bernard 
Wyllie and Lenetta Archer McCampbell 
('85) were bridesmaids. Rebecca Young 
Metro married Joseph in Washington, DC 
4/93. DeAnne Blanfon ('85) and Cheryl 
Fortin Young ('85) were in the wedding. They 
honeymooned in St. Lucia and Martinique 
and live in Arlington, VA, where Rebecca is 
an Intensive Care Unit Nurse at Arlington 
Hospital. Mary Beth Miller came to 
Rebecca's wedding from NY, where she still 
practices law. She travels occasionally for 
her job, and recently visited Sweden. Mary 
Beth also recently sang at Carnegie Hall. 
Jessica Steinbrenner Molloy and her 
husband, Joe expect their 4th child 2/94 
(Elizabeth 5, Jennie 3 1/2, Robert 1 1/2). 
Besides staying at home with the children, 
Jessica writes children's stories, 2 of which 
will hopefully be published. Burke Morrow 
teaches Biology and Chemistry at Northeast 
H.S. in Lincoln, NE. Summers she travels 
through MT, CO, ID, and WY with 5 of her 
Labrador Retrievers, competing in field 
trials. She also has time tor hiking, moun- 
tain biking, and rock climbing. 

In 8/93, Beth Ann Trapold Newton 
and husband. Bob expect their first child. 
While anxiously awaiting maternity leave, 
Beth Ann travels for her job at Trinity 
College and volunteers for SBC as the 
Phon-a-thon Chair for the DC Community 
Campaign and the Jr League Committee 
along with Carolyn Hepperle Carolyn was 
a bridesmaid in Liz Gallagher's 6/12/93 
wedding in NY. She also visited Bip 
Leopold and daughter. Colleen Carr, born 
3/20/93 Karen Gonya Nickels is in her 
7th year teaching at the School for Contem- 
porary Ed. and spent the summer with her 2 
1/2 yr. old son. Karen still plays on several 
soccer teams and states that each yr. it 
is harder to keep up with the 18 yr. olds. 



Elizabeth Stevens Norman still works for 
Dalkon Shield Trust and enjoys daughter. 
Wren (2). She often sees Cathy Moore 
Barksdale, who is expecting 9/93, and 
other SBC friends in the Richmond, VA area, 
Beth Conner Pace decided to relinquish 
her Development position at St. Joseph 
Academy to work strictly with the St. Joseph 
Alumni Association, in anticipation of the 1 1/ 
4/92 birth of Allison Love. Beth sees Pamela 
Walsh Warren ('82) and daughter, Abigail, 
who moved to the Brownsville, TX area. 
Desiree Petrus is Chief Legal Counsel to 
the Senate Transportation Committee, an 
exciting job that requires extensive travel. K. 
Richelle Hayes Poffenbarger married 
her boyfriend of 5 yrs. 4/92. They added a 
cocker spaniel puppy to the family. She 
switched from Metlife to Cigna continuing 
as a Provider Relation Rep. and is involved 
in the start of a Central PL Sweet Briar Alum- 
nae Club Heather Brown Pollock and 
husband, Doug are great. Heather finished 
Law School and works in the Litigation Div. 
of Gray, Gary, Ames, & Frye in San Diego, 
CA. She visited Sara Mason Gooding in 
Boston, MA and awaits a 7/93 visit from Ann 
Moorberg Wentworth-Stanley and husband, 
Adrian who live in London. Ann manages a 
boutique and designs her own clothes. 
Heather sees Kim Harrington Langborg. 
who lives within 2 miles 

Andrea Kane Rose and husband, 
David are expecting their 2nd child any day. 
David (3) and parents are awaiting settlement 
on a new home in Glen Burnie, MD. Andrea 
continues to work with the Anne Arundel 
County Bd. of Ed. and keeps in touch with 
Alycia Wilcoxson. Unfortunately, Alycia 
lost her mother 12/91. She will be getting 
married 11/93 (the bridegroom is named 
David). She is doing well with her own 
business, a dance studio. Catherine 
Callendar Sauls taught 3rd grade in 
McLean, VA last yr., but is looking for a job 
in Durham, NC, where her husband, Rolfe 
has a new job. They enioy the slower lifestyle 
and decrease in traffic. Catherine is going to 
Japan with her mother to visit relatives she 
has not seen since the age of 6, Catherine 
McNease Stevens completed a yr. of her 
master's in Public Health at UNC - Chapel 
Hill and she and husband. Nelson are work- 
ing on their house. Catherine spent the sum- 
mer working at a community Health Center 
and breaking in a pair of 2 yr. old horses. 
Melinda Phillips Waterbury, her hus- 
band, Matthew, and Meghan (2) moved 
again and foresee another move since 
Matthew is in his last yr. of obligation to the 
Army. The family awaits the 8/93 arrival of 
the stork. She reports that Susan Carr 
Nickel and husband, Doug have refinished 
their kitchen and become pasta chefs. The 4 
had dinner and discovered the men share the 
same hobby - home beer brewing. 

Leigh Ann White passed her compre- 
hensive exams for her master's in demog- 
raphy at Georgetown Univ. and works at 
Westal, Inc. while finishing her thesis. She 
expects to graduate 12/93. Julia Pesek 
Williamson married Chandler 6/6/92 
in MN in an historic chapel on Lake 



Minnetonka Lisa Bytner, Mary Johnson, 
and Kim Harrington Langborg were 
bridesmaids They live in Newport Beach, 
CA, where Julia works in the promotion 
dept. for St. John Knits and volunteers for 
the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Valerie 
Winborne is still touring extensively with 
the Urban Bush Women and working on a 
children's book. Interested publishers please 
contact her Cornelia Woodworth is in 
Operations Mngt. for a large paper company 
in Manhattan, NY. She received her MS 
Irom Carnegie Mellon 5/93. Louanne 
Woody and family are moving to the NC 
Outer Banks, where she hopes to continue 
teaching math. Vicki Wolf will marry 
Stuart Rosenfield 12/18/93 and move to Bal- 
timore McKenzie Reed Lynn Mather 
Charette, and Dale Banfield Banning 
are in the wedding party. Until then, Vicki 
lives and works in DC at Advantage Interna- 
tional Alexandra Bernard Wyllie. in her 
6th yr. at Fannie Mae (we hardly see one 
another) is a Sr. Financial Analyst, She is 
doing her MBA at the Univ. of MD - Shady 
Grove in Gaithersburg, MD 

Thank you tor your prompt responses 
and we will talk same time next year. 



1990 



President: Joan Armstrong 
Secretary: Julie Brooks 
Fund Agent: Ashley Flynn 

Hello Classmatesl It was great to hear 
from you. I'll begin with our friends abroad. 
Rickie Fischer, in Heidelberg received an 
M.A. from Heidelberg Univ. in Conference 
Interpretation/Simultaneous Translation with 
French and English as foreign languages. 
She is looking into a job at the European 
Community in Brussels or Strasbourg. 
Guillermou Gael Bachmann is in 
Dinard, France. She passed her finals as a 
translator/interpreter in English, then stud- 
ied Italian at La Sorbonne in Paris. While in 
Paris she was able to meet President Hill. 
She has one more yr. and will return to work 
in Brittany. Guillermou was married 5/21/93 
in Brittany to Christophe Bachmann, an 
architect. She keeps in touch with Letty 
Romo, Befen Ortiz Ariza, Vicki Matter 
Crawley, Jean Avezac and of course, Mrs. 
Ascari Vicki Matter Crawley married 
Nigel Ian Crawley of Liverpool, England 
9/92. 

Sonja Gruhl spent a few mos. in MD 
as a Volunteer Coordinator for the Presiden- 
tial Inaugural Committee's Gore Dinner. Now 
back in HI, she is summer coordinator at the 
YMCA for terminally ill kids, and is Presi- 
dent of the Univ. of HI College of Ed. Stu- 
dent Assoc. She will work on her teaching 
cert. Kirstie Rothauge completed her 2- 
yr. term in the Peace Corps in Poland. She 
is traveling thru Europe before returning to 
OR in Aug. Dolly Garcia works for Sprint 
In'tl Caribe in Marketing. She will marry 
Miguel Sumonet 1/7/94. Jill Armstrong will 



be Maid of Honor, Jean Spillane, Beth Pesiri, 
Ann Beatty, and Amy Kroeger will be brides- 
maids. Jill Armstrong is engaged to Joe 
Tracy; a Fall '93 wedding is planned, then 
they will move to St. Louis, MO, 

Joan Armstrong is engaged to Bill 
Abington; a spring '94 wedding is planned. 
They are bolh in ME were Bill works for 
International Paper. Beth Pesiri, in CT, 
received her MA. as an Art Therapist and 
works with children of alcoholics and drug 
addicts and also women recovering from 
crack addiction. Chris Carriere Zazulak 
teaches first grade al a Catholic school in 
New Orleans. She and Scott had a baby boy 
4/24/93, named John Michael Zazulak II. 
Louise Bouldin will marry Stewart Money 
8/14/93 in Birmingham, AL. Amanda Priddy 
is a bridesmaid. They will move to FL or 
South AL, In Huntsville, AL Amanda 
Priddy is an International Research Assis- 
tant for the Madison Co. Commission Dept. 
of Planning and Economic Dev, She visited 
Betsy Howie in Austin, TX and Amy Kroeger 
in Nashville. She saw classmates at Marie 
Kettler's wedding last spring in Luverne, AL 
and Chris Carriere Zazulak's wedding. 

Chris Anne Spehar went to school in 
Austria. Home for the summer, she leaves in 
Aug. for her new job in the Czech. Republic. 
She will be back for Louise Bouldin's and 
Dolly Garcia's wedding. Beth Melloy was 
an Asst. Campaign Manager for DE Gov. 
Mike Castle (R) who was elected to the U.S. 
House of Rep. 1 1/4/93. Jennifer Walcott 
lives in Decatur, GA with Jen Gregg. She is 
at Emory Univ. doing an M.Div. She also 
works at the Theology Library and for the 
Lutheran Theological Center. Kelly Wood 
Erickson is in Fayefteville, NC as Person- 
nel Coordinator tor Mega Force Temporar- 
ies, and doing an M.A in Ed. Her husband 
Steve is a C-1 30 pilot at Pope AFB. She sees 
Shannon Coleman sporadically. Shannon 
Coleman works at Coleman Steel in 
Raleigh, NC and will attend Campbell Univ. 
part-time for an MBA. Lisa Waldrop is a 
happy owner ot a new condo and works for 
Limited Express. She still shows her two 
horses, and vacationed pony trekking in 
Ireland. Lisa keeps in touch with Leslie 
Carson, Susan Beebee, and Amy Calandra. 
Amy Calandra finished her Interior Design 
degree from UNC-Greensboro; she now 
lives in Lynchburg, VA, and is an in-house 
designer in the construction business with 
her boyfriend Scott. Amy also has started her 
own business "Calandra Designs" in statio- 
nery and decorative screens which is carried 
in the SBC Bookstore. Stacy Gilmore 
Hicks and her husband Jim bought a house 
in Roanoke, VA, She is at Hollins College 
doing a teaching cert. Gladden Adam will 
marry Philip Falivene, an '89 Colgate Univ. 
graduate, 9/4/93, Kate Smith is in grad. 
school at LSU and working at the Port of New 
Orleans. She looks forward to Gladden 
Adam's wedding. Allison Lea is at Rollins 
College in Winter Park FL in her last yr. of 
her MBA. She works for Ernst & Young in 
Health Care Consulting. 

Sarah Andres teaches 4th grade in the 
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summer part-time as a receptionist. She sees 
Meg Cauli< in D.C. and visited Jiil Straugtian. 
Meg Caulk worl<s for a special events firm 
in DC, spends a lot of time witti W&L 
Alums, and saw SBC Alum's at Racfiel 
Renzy's wedding Rachel Renzy Melma 
married Steptien H, Meima 5/1/93 al Blessed 
Sacrament in DC, They live in Belhesda, 
MD, Maue Kettler and Anne Galbreath 
Jenkins were bridesmaids. 

Anne Galbreath Jenkins and her 
husband Ron live in N. VA. Ron, just gradu- 
ated from Cornell Law, is studying for the VA 
Bar exam and works part-time for a D.C. 
consulting firm. Anne is an administrator at 
an architectural design firm in IVlcLean. Her 
oldest brother Rob married Jaimie del Monte 
(SBC 92) at SBC Tracey Thomas Jones 
and her husband Jonathan are in Columbia, 
SC, she teaching French and P.E. at Ben 
Lippen School, Jonathan finishing his 
undergrad. degree. They enjoyed having a 1 6 
yr. old ESL student from Japan this summer, 
as well as Jonathan's brother visiting from 
Manchester, England. They look forward to 
returning to France to plant a church in a 
major French city. Tracey keeps in touch with 
Linka Weyrauch, who lives in Germany, 
Kelleigh Klym, and Kristen Reider. Kristen 
Rleder Costello married Mike Costello, 
her h.s. sweetheart, 6/5/93 in Neenah, Wl. 
Lisa Dougherty '91 and Rachel Elkins '91 
were bridesmaids. She is in Fort Collins, CO 
pursumg a t.v. news position. Renee 
Merlon graduated from Widener Univ. 
School of Law 5/93. Is reviewing for the NJ 
and PA Bar Exam. She keeps in touch with 
Dawn Czaplicki Bullman '88 and Rosanna 
Jones '90. Rosanna Jones is working on 
her PhD in Clinical Psychology at CSPP in 
San Diego She returned to SBC for the '93 
Ewald Symposium. 

Marcelle Blankenship WIgley is in 
Monterey, CA very busy with school, a |0b, 
and weekend sailing. Jole Roderick spent 
a mo. this summer traveling Prince Edward 
Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. She 
was selected to represent her VA Rotary Dis- 
trict on a professional exchange. She starts 
her 4th year teaching. Karen Malmqulst 
Laakso and husband Erik are proud own- 
ers of a house in Hingham, MA, a suburb of 
Boston, and their new addition to the fam- 
ily-a NonA/egian Elkhound puppy. Karen is 
still a systems engineer for EDS, Erik an 
Equity Trader at State Street Bank and Trust 
Co in Boston Catherine Hollberg is in 
Atlanta, working for the AJC in Advertising. 
She talks with Stephanie Dance and Debbie 
Lee often. Debbie Lee is in Charlottesville, 
VA, working for a hospital, taking classes at 
UVA, and taking care of her dog and cat. 

Jen Brennan is working on a 64' sail- 
boat named "Jadeante" lor the summer. She 
sails the boat to different ports along the East 
Coast, with hopes of sailing it in the Carib- 
bean this winter. Marybeth Ashe visited her. 
Jen had a museum tour of London in Jan. 
Jennifer Sullivan finished her MA. in 
French at American University in DC. She's 
working in NYC for the summer before 
starting Law school at West Virginia Univ. 
Elizabeth Farrell will graduate from New 



England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT 
5/94. Her concentration is in pastries. She 
will do a 6-mo. internship at Caf-Rischart in 
the Marien Platz in Munich, Germany. Lu 
Ann Hunt is Recycling Coordinator for the 
City of Lynchburg. Their program won the 
National Arbor Day Foundation Project 
Award (the only one in VA recognized) 
for recycling over 15 million pounds of 
recyclables and planting over 4400 trees 
over the last 12 yrs. Her son Chris is a jr., 
and daughter Candice a freshman at Amherst 
Co. H. S. Her husband Larry works at the 
First Brands Corp. in Amherst Co. 

Allison MIree finished her MBA at 
Samford Univ. She is a project manager for 
Miree Construction but looking for a job as 
a Market Analyst. She volunteers in a physi- 
cal rehabilitation program called Special 
Equestrians, and rides and shows her new 
horse. Allison keeps in touch with Casie 
Jones, Missy Roebuck, and Nancy Jones. 
Nancy Jones finished her degree in Jour- 
nalism at the Univ. of SC after transferring 
from SBC. She lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC and 
is an editor at a publishing company. She 
visits with Sallie Mcllherin (who is in Aus- 
tria), Ashley Flynn, and Wendy Tripp in NYC. 
Ashley Flynn is still at Darlington School 
in Rome, GA, traveling quite a bit with her 
job. She was re-elected to the Friends of Art 
Board at SBC. She plays on a tennis team in 
the USTA League which placed third in their 
div. She stays in contact with Cheryl Bishop 
Gilman, Beth Babbitt Bowen, and Allison 
Lea Cheryl Bishop Gilman and husband 
Scott brought in the New Year with the birth 
of their baby girl Jenna Carol Gilman. Jenna 
had her first Foxfield experience this April 
while tailgating with SBC Alums Ashley 
Flynn, Debbie Lee, and Beth Babbitt Bowen. 
Cheryl sees Kimberly Olmstead '91 who lives 
in Falls Church and works for Nordstroms. 
She also sees Cathy Gosleau '91 while ski- 
ing in CO. 

Beth Babbitt Bowen and husband 
Jotin live in Buena Vista, CO (2 1/2 hrs. s.w. 
of Denver), where John works for A.S.I. Beth 
looks fonward to seeing many SBC friends 
at Bryn Currie's wedding 8/28 in Toronto. 
NicI Hlusko Brooks will also be in Bryn's 
wedding. She is a media specialist for MCI 
Telecommunications, living in Alexandria, 
VA. She married Ray Brooks, an international 
consultant, 7/4/92. She is active with the 
DC. Jr. League and the D.A.R. Lara 
Alexandra Fleve lives in NYC with 
fiance Troy Adams. She is a Clinical 
Research Coordinator. She plans to go 
to England to be certified as an aroma- 
therapist. Lara keeps in touch with Cary 
Grant Gallagher, and mentions how she re- 
ally misses walking the dairy and the fresh 
air at SBC! Mary Ellen Naff coached the 
debate team and the girls tennis team at the 
school where she teaches A. P. Biology, 
Chemistry, Biology and Physical Science. 
She was a bridesmaid in Jennifer Chambers 
wedding 11/92, and was married on 8/7. 
Amy Kathleen Donnelly-Toblk and hus- 
band Steve live in Alexandria, VA. They are 
anxious to move into their new townhouse 
that is under construction. She is the Tech- 



nical Editor/Writer for PRC Inc. in Crystal 
City, VA but spends most of her time at the 
Drug Enforcement Admin, client site. She 
also teaches Effective Writing and Documen- 
tation on the corporate level. 

Dena Burnham is in her sr. yr. of nurs- 
ing school at Macqueen Gibbs Willis School 
of Nursing. She works part-time as a 
nursing assistant, and breaks and trains 
horses. Dena visited Tammy O'Malley in 
West Palm Beach, FL Candice Collins 
graduated from Stetson College ol Law in St. 
Petersburg, FL 5/15/93. She spent the 
summer studying for the Bar Exam and looks 
forward to starting work soon. Paula 
Tweedy teaches Latin I thru IV and World 
History at Holy Cross school in Lynchburg. 
Ann Richardson O'Brien married Ian 
O'Brien in Sept.; they live in Atlanta Lolly 
Crossland is doing her MBA in Int'l 
Business, at the Monterey Institute for Int'l 
Studies in Monterey, CA. Brand! Beck 
spent the past year in Africa and travelled to 
many countries including Morocco, Egypt, 
Sudan, and a stop in Madrid, Spain to visit 
Charlotte Cantrell. Brandi is now in Grad. 
school in Dance/Movement Therapy at 
Antioch in Keene, NH. Becki FInkbeiner 
Streett finished her M.A. in Math and 
leaches at the college level while her 
husband Dave is in Med. school. She looks 
forward to Anne Crow's '91 wedding 5/94. 
Pattie Booker, in Roanoke County, VA, is 
Assistant for Special Proiects in the local 
government. This includes enhanced 911 
System Implementation, Emergency Ser- 
vices Management, and Planning/Develop- 
ment. She has a granddaughter who will be 
3 in Dec, with another on the way. Her 
daughter travels constantly with her job, her 
youngest (son) is a soph, in college. 
Heather Colson enjoys being Assoc. 
Director of Development for The Atlanta 
Opera. She and David Ewing (HSC '91 ) will 
be married 4/30/94 in Atlanta. Brandi Beck 
and Renee Savage ('92) will be in the 
wedding. 

I am finishing my full time position as 
Director of Historic Preservation at Shirley 
Plantation, and getting into the framing busi- 
ness. I'll continue work on the plantation 
part-time. I live in Richmond with Karen Hott 
'91. Please look me up! Please continue to 
send news, changes of addresses, etc.... 
Take Care!!! 



SNX^ET BRIAR 



AE MAOAZII 



Editor 


NANCV GODWIN BALDWIN 'S? 


Assistant Editor 
and Class Notes Edilo 


NOREEN DONNELL'T PARKER 


Managing Editor 


LOUISE SWIECKIZINGARO '60 


Design 


The Design Group 
L/nchburg, VA 


Alumnae Board, Sweet Srlar Alumnae Association 
July 1,1993'June 30, 1994 


PtesidenI 


NANCV HUDLER KEUFFEL '62 
eioomlieid Hills. Ml 


FirsI Vice PresidenI and 
Oireclotol Clubs 


MVH MONNICH BAYOUD TO 
Dallas, TX 


Second Vice Piesideni 


NATHALIE RYAN HOYT 72 
Houston. TX 


Tliird Vice PresidenI 
and Alumnae Admissions 
Represenlalive Chair 


LYNNE GARDNER DETMER M 
Noiwalk, CT 


Secretary 


ANN YOUNG BLOOt^ '59 
Wynnewood, PA 


Treasurer 


MARGARET (ROBIN) 
CHRISTIAN RYAN 74 
Wellesley, MA 


Alumnae Fund Chair 


MtLDRED (BEE) NEWMAN 
THAYER '61 
Madison, NJ 


Nominating Chair 


ANNE MERCER KORNEGAY '66 
Baton Rouge. LA 


Academic Oulreach 
Chair 


ANNE WILSON ROWE '57 
Fredericksburg. VA 


Regional Cliairs 


MARY CARY AMBLER 'e? 

Scaisdale. NY 




MARJORIE MCGRAW 
MCDONALD M 
Ruxton, MD 




SANDRA TAYLOR 
CRAIGHEAD 7< 
Richmond. VA 




ANN BRUCE FAIRCLOTH '86 
Surtside Beach, SC 




LUCY DARBY COLE 78 
Tampa. FL 




LINDA MAE VISOCAN W 
Cleveland. OH 




LILLIAN SINKS SWEENEY TO 

East Gland Rapids. Ml 




MARGARET STUART WILSON 
DICKEY '41 
New Orleans. U 




MELANIE BOWEN STEGLICH 78 
Dallas. TX 




ELIZABETH (BETSY) MOORE 
RICE 78 
Phoenix. A2 


Members at-Large 


KATHYRN HAW '92 
Carrboro. NC 




DEBRA ELKINS 93 
College Station. TX 



Members ot the Board ol Directors ol Sweet Briar 
nominated by the Alumnae Association and elected 
by the Board ot Directors ot Sweet Briar PATRICIA 
NEALE VANCLIEF ,'.' rvirhc.lj^v.l:,: K>, ETHEL OGDEN 
BURWELL '58, Giosse Pomte Farms. Ml, MARSHA TAYLOR- 
DELAIN 76. Dover. OE, MARY (MOILIE) JOHNSON 
NELSON '64, Lookout Mounlain, IN 

El OKIcIo: LYN DILLARO GRONES '45, Virginia Beach, VA. 
Planned Giving Chair, ELIZABETH OOUCEn NEILL '42, 
Southern Pines, NC, Boxwood Circle Chair and Fund Agent 
Chair, JODY RAINES BRINKLFi' '57, Richmond. VA Annual 
Fund Chair. VAUGHAN INGE MORRtSSETTE '54. Mobite. AL, 
Reunion Gilts Chair. MARIE (MtMi) CHAPtN PLUMLEV '57, 
Arlington, VA, Reunion Gills Chair-elect, NANCY GODWIN 
BALDWIN '57, Monroe, VA, Editor Alumnae Magazine, 
LOUISE SWIECKI ZINGARO '80, Sweet Biiar, \tk. Director, 
Alumnae Association. 



40 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



THE SWEET BRIAR TRADITION 



Making a Gift Annuity To 
Sweet Briar Is As Easy As 
Picking Up The Phone 



A Gift Annuity — one type of 
Life Income Gift — is of mutual 
benefit to both the donor and the 
College. Making this kind of gift is 
fairly simple, once you know how 
to do it. 

A Gift Annuity is a contract 
between the donor and the 
College, which ensures the donor a 



During 1993-94, Sweet Briar has received some 
wonderful Life Income Gifts, some taking tlie form 
of Single Life, others Double Life Annuities, from 
alumnae working witli their financial planners. 



specific, guaranteed amount of 
income for his/her lifetime (Single 
Life Annuity). Such a contract also 
can be arranged for the lifetime of 
the donor and the donor's spouse 
(Double Life Annuity). Benefits of 
this type of Planned Giving, in 
addition to a guaranteed lifetime 
income, include enabling the 
donor to remove taxable assets 
from the estate, and to convert 
low-yielding investments to a 
higher income yield. 

During 1993-94, Sweet 
Briar has received some 
wonderful Life Income Gifts, 
some taking the form of Single 
Life, others Double Life Annuities, 
from alumnae working with their 
financial planners. 

One gift eventually will 
endow a scholarship through a 
$250,000 Gift Annuity. A second 
gift of $100,000 will be used for 
unrestiiaed purposes. A third gift. 



also $100,000, will be directed to 
science scholarships. 

Each of these alumnae took 
advantage of the services of the 
College's Planned Giving Consult- 
ant, Winton C. Smith, Jr., J.D. Some 
donors ask their lawyers to contact 
Winton; others consult with him 
directly. 

As an attorney specializing in 
estate tax strategies and charitable 
tax planning, Winton shares his 
expertise on a confidential basis; if 
clients are interested in making a 
Life Income gift, but not ready to 
discuss it with the College, the 
client's own lawyer or financial 
adviser and Smith work together 
to ensure that the gift maximizes 
benefits to the donor at the same 
time it is helping the College — 
and clients appreciate his ability to 



present complex planning issues in 
a down-to-earth manner. As one fi- 
nancial adviser wrote recently, "The 
assistance of Mr. Smith at the 
College's expense has been of in- 
calculable benefit to the conclusion 
of this matter." 

So if you are interested in 
planned giving but don't know 
exactly how to go about it, ask 
your lawyer to investigate this 
special service. 

Remember: Making a Gift 
Annuity to Sweet Briar is as easy as 
picking up the phone. Call Winton 
Smith, 1-800-727-1040 or Mitchell 
Moore, Vice President for Develop- 
ment, (804) 381-6162! 





Alumnae College 
Tours Sponsored By 

The Sweet Briar 

Alumnae Association 

In 1994 

French Country: Exploring 

the Treasures of Provence, 

Villages of the Dordogne, 

and the City of Paris 

May 7-19, 1994 

English Country Houses 

and Gardens 

June 20-July 3, 1994 

The Danube Canal 
September 1994 



Programs and dates are subject to 
change 



Reunion Schedule 

May 27- 29, 1994 



Friday, May 27 

1:00-8:00 p.m. 

Registration in Babcock (After 

8 p.m. register at Information 

Center) Lunch available in the 

Bistro (Dutch Treat) 
2:00-5:00 p.m. 

Open Houses: Library, Art 

Gallery, Book Shop, 

Administrative Offices 
6:30 p.m. 

Class Picnic for all classes 

except 50th 

Dinner honoring Class of 1944 



Saturday May 28 

7:30-9:00 a.m. 

Breakfast 
9:15-9:45 a.m. 

Class Meetings 
9:45-10:45 a.m. 

Class Photos 
11:00 a.m.-noon 

Alumnae Convocation in 

Babcock 

Class Reports and Skits 
12:00 noon 

Luncheon 
2:00 p.m. 

Panel: Sweet Briar Today 
2:30-7:00 p.m. 

OPTIONS: Swimming, Tennis, 

Golf, Exhibits, Open Houses, 

Tours of Campus and VCCA 
3:00 p.m. 

Alumnae College 
4:00 p.m. 

Alumnae College 
5:00 p.m. 

Afternoon Tea for 45th Class 
7:00 p.m. 

Cocktail Buffet with Faculty, 

Staff and Retirees 



Sunday, May 29 

7:30-9:00 a.m. 

Breakfast 
9:30-10:30 a.m. 

Service of Remembrance 
10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Coffee Break 
11:00 a.m.-noon 

Alumnae College 
12:00 noon 

Luncheon in Sweet Briar 

Gardens 



Special Reunions 

1919 seventy-fifth 

1924 seventieth 

1929 sixty-fifth 

1934 sixtieth 

1939 fifty-fifth 

1944 fiftieth 

1949 forty-fifth 

1954 fortieth 

1959 thirty-fifth 

1964 thirtieth 

1969 twenty-fifth 

1974 twentieth 

1979 fifteenth 

1984 tenth 

1989 fifth 



f^ALYNN ELIZABETH 

LIBRARY 



LINTON 




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Alumnae College Events 

Reading Lists for those interested in the June 1994 Alumnae College Tour: 
English Country Houses and Gardens 



From Dr. Aileen Laing, SBC Professor of 
Art History and Tour Lecturer: 

•Austen, Jane, Pride and Prejudice, 

Northauger Abbey, Persiuiskni. While all 
of Austen captures the flavor of late 18th- 
early 19th century England, Bath figures 
prominently in these. Note that visiting 
country houses was as popular in 
Austen's day as it is in ours! 

'Girouard, Mark, Life in the English Conntn' 
House (YAe, 1978). This has become the 
standard book for our understanding of 
/;o(rthe country hou.se was used, both 
politically and socially. He also discusses 
the Lonck)n house and mentions such 
unseen but important aspects as plumbing 
and heating. Well written and enjoyable 
to read — I use it as the text in my 
course. 

Jackson-Stops, Gervaise, The English Cuuntiy 
House, a Grand 7bHr(New York Graphic, 
1985). As the title suggests, Jackson-Stops 
gives you a tour beginning with the 
approach to a country house, and then 
discusses changes and developments 
room by room. Heavily and beautifully 
illustrated. 

Jacques, David, Georgian Gardens: the Reign 
o/iVfl/Hre (Portland, Timber Press, 1984). 
Derived from the exhibition at the Victoria 
and Albert, this book delves more deeply 
into the development of the English 
Landscape Garden in the 18th Century 
than was possible in the exhibition 
catalog, The Garden. 

Llewellyn, Roddy, Ornamental English 
Gardens (Rizzoli, 1989). This book is 
topical in approach, pursuing such items 
as statuary, mazes, fountidns. Beautifully 
illustrated, it includes many of the gardens 
we will visit. 

'Books marked with an asterisk are available 
in paperback. The others may be out of print, 
but a good library should have them. 



From Bardith Travel Ltd. 

GUIDES: 

Michelin Green Guide(s): Great Britain and 

London 
BliieGnide(s)(.\&C Black & WW Norton): 

England and London 
Fodor's Guide(s): Britain and London 
The KnopfGuide to London Oiindom House, 1993.) 

BOOKS: 

(Some of these are large coffee table size; 

may be found at libraries) 
The Principles of Gardening, Hugh Johnson 

(Simon & Schuster) 
The Gardens of Russell Page, Marianna Schinz 

and Gabrielle Van Zuylen Stewart (Tabori 

(^t Chang) 
Visiotis of Paradise, Themes and Variations 

on The Garden, Marianna Schinz Stewart 

(Tabori L^ Chang) 
English Country Living in England's Private 

Houses, Caroline Seebohm and 

Christopher Sykes (Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.) 
Traditional English Gardens, Arabella 

Lennox-Boyd, Clay Perry and Graham S. 



Thomas (Weidenfeld & Nicolson in a.sso- 

ciation with The National Taist) 
English Topiaiy Gardens, Ethne Clarke and 

George Wright (Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 

1988) 
Planting in Patterns, Patrick Taylor (The 

National Taist) 
English Cottage Interiors, Hugh Lander and 

Peter Rauter (Rizzoli International, Inc., 

1989) 
English Hours, Henr>' James (Weidenfeld & 

Nicolson, .\T, 1989) 
Kilverts Diar)' 1870-1879. Life in The English 

Countiyside in Mid-Victorian Times 

(,Century Publishing, London, 1986) 



Alumnae Colleges Abroad in 1994 
Sponsored by the SBC Alumnae 
Association 

French Country 

May 7-19 
English Country Houses and Gardens 

June 20-July 3 
The Danube Canal 

October 15-28 
Programs ami dales are subject to change. 



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Japanese Woodblock Prints From the Sweet Briar Collection 
Travel to Sites in Texas and Tennessee During 1994-95 

In thanks for the generous loan of William Hogarth prints to Sweet Briar College from the 
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston, a selection of Japanese Woodblock prints from 
a much larger group within the SBC collection is "on the road." 

The collection reflects the generosity of alumnae and friends of the College: Ruth Woodhull 
Smith, Dr. Carol Rice, and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Henningsen, Jr., who gave the prints to further 
the educational mission of the College and its Art Gallery. 

The selection of prints, ranging from mid- 18th century to late 19th century, was made by 
Mr. Terukata Fujieda, Professor of Art History at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, and Ms. 
Emiko Yamanashi, Researcher at Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties. 
Both Mr. Fujieda and Ms. Yamanashi were Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence at Sweet Briar 
during 1989. 

Alumnae in the exhibition areas are urged to visit the exhibitions. 

Traveling Exhibition Schedule: 

July 14-September 18, 1994: El Paso Museum of Art 

September 1 5-October 31 , 1994: MIchelson-Rever Museum of Art, Marshall, TX 
January-February, 1 995 (tentative): Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston 
July-August, 1995 (tentative): Knoxville Museum of Art, TN 







Jessica Lange talks with students about her acting career during January '94 visit to campus. 



SPRING 19 9 4 



VOL, 64, NO. 3 




FEATURES 

Alumnae College Events inside front cover 

Sweet Briar House Regathers Her Garden 2 

Winter Forums 1994 5 

Sweet Briar and Tobacco Row 8 

,^p^^,^ Life on the Bounding Main: Part II 13 

^H DEPARTMENTS 

What's New 11 

In the Spotlight 15 

Club Comer 22 

From the Museum 24 

Notices and Recent Deaths 26 

[^ Y ^ Mini Reunions 27 

^^^^ Class Notes 27 

--1 - In the Sweet Briar Tradition inside back cover 

^N X SBC Summer Programs back cover 

^J\ J Cover Photo: The Boxwood Cafe in the 1 994 addition to the Book Shop. L-r front table: Alicia King '97, 
^SP^ Wayland. OH: Maren Howard '95, Dallas, TX: Nellie Kan '94, Columbia, MD. L-r back table: Patricia Mark '97, 

Northville, NY; Phuong Iran '96, Pearland , TX. Serving cappuccino: Martha Woodroof, Book Shop staff 

member. Cover Photo by David Abrams. 

J ^^^^ Sweet Briar College Alumnae Magazine (ISSN 0039-7342). Issued four times yearly; fall, winter, spring and summer by Sweet Briar College. 
^^^^ J Second Class postage paid at Sweet Briar, VA 24595 and Lynchburg VA 24506. Printed by Progress Printing Co., Lynchburg, VA 24502. Send 
^ form 3579 to Sweet Briar College, Box E, Sweet Briar, Va 24595, Telephone (804) 381 -6131 . 

ALUMNAEMAGAZINE 1 






_ WEET BRIAR 
REGATHERS HER 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 






ecades ago, President Meta 
Glass summed up the 
feeling that Sweet Briar 
House inspires: "She is 
rather a noble home and a 
friendly house. She has 
gathered her garden about her in a satisfying 
and an inviting way. He would be a bold and 
indifferent one who did not agree to its 
beauty and charm." 

And now, thanks to Mr. Stuart S. Taylor 
of Santa Barbara, California, Sweet Briar 
House will be able to "regather" her garden 
with the establishment of the Mary Law 
Taylor Boxwood Terrace Garden and the 
restoration of the adjoining Daisy's Garden, 
the special treasure of Daisy Williams. 

Mr. Taylor has made a gift in memory of 
his wife, Mary Law Taylor '43, which will 
enable the development of the landscaping 
of the entire grounds on the east side of 
Sweet Briar House. Following in the great 
naturalistic tradition of gardening in this 
country, this terrace garden will relate the 
interior and exterior living spaces, and serve 
as the main outdoor living space for all of the 
family and College functions, and private 
parties at Sweet Briar House. 

Mary Law Taylor, originally from West 
■Virginia, met and married her husband in 
Baltimore in 1945. The Taylors spent the first 
part of their married life in Philadelphia, 
where she was a member of the Garden Club 
of Philadelphia, an affiliate of the Garden 
Club of America. In 1964, they moved to 
Santa Barbara, California, where Mr, Taylor 
still resides. Their lives centered around their 
three children and five grandchildren, but 
Mary found time to play golf with her hus- 
band when she was not pursuing her many 
gardening interests. She loved all flowers and 
kept a beautiful garden. In Santa Barbara she 
was an innovative president of the Santa 
Barbara Garden Club. She initiated the first of 
many flower exhibits held among the art- 
work in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 
What a splendid and appropriate memorial 
this garden will be, with its elegant 24' by 36' 
brick terrace, English boxwood, and oma- 
mental shnibbery and plantings at her be- 
loved alma mater. 

When news of this gift came, I asked 
Mark Brimijoin, a landscape architect who 
lives in Amherst County, to draw a complete 

BY MINA WALKER WOOD '62 
Landscape Consultant to Sweet Briar College 



and long-range plan of the entire grounds of 
Sweet Briar House, with a detailed drawing 
of the Mary Law Taylor Boxwood Terrace 
Garden and a restoration plan of Daisy's 
Garden. The result is a magnificent plan 
which will be of lasting and significant value 
to the College. 

The Mary Law Taylor Boxwood Terrace 
Garden will open off the east parlor of Sweet 
Briar House with a handsome door and steps 
descending to a rectangular brick terrace 
surrounded by English boxwood, trees, a 
gate, and walks that lead to a brick circle that 
connects to walks at the Garden Cottage and 
Daisy's Garden. The terrace garden has been 
designed in perfect scale to the house. It will 
have interest and balance, and as the plant 
material matures, it will add unity and 
harmony to the entire Sweet Briar House 
grounds, and thus to the campus. Mr. Taylor 
has bestowed a gift of beauty and enduring 
aesthetic value to the present and future 
generations of Sweet Briar College. 

Daisy's Garden has been designed as a 
three-part asymmetrical ellipse. The existing 
circular brick terrace with the fountain at the 
far end amid mature English boxwood will 
remain. That area will adjoin the sundial 
garden in the center of the design, which will 
connect to the reflecting pool garden, and 
then to the walks to the Garden Cottage 
(now used as the Faculty Club and the 
president's guest house) and new terrace 
garden. The three small brick areas of Daisy's 
Garden will have extensive plantings of 
perennials, herbs (including rosemary, "for 
remembrance"! ), and other flowers that were 
dear to her heart. Tlie entire east grounds 
also will connect to the newly-renovated 
Box-wood Alumnae House and the Fletcher 
area of the main campus, thus opening the 
gardens — home to Barbara, Jofin, and 
Katherine Hill — to the students, faculty, staff 
and entire College community. 

Sweet Briar House is deserving of such 
effort and attention. Built in the late I8th 
century as a T-shaped famihouse, it was 
changed in 1850 by Elijah Fletcher to a 
Tuscan villa style (with the addition of two 
square towers with unusually different fenes- 
tration, and the two-story arcaded porches). 
This Italianate style of architecture is in con- 
trast to the rest of the campus buildings, 
many of which were designed by Ralph 
Adams Cram in the "collegiate Georgian" 
style, and are an ensemble of some of the 
best of American classical buildings. Since 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 




^<^ke is mfher a noble home miB a j^dendlij home. 

(^ke km aathete^ her ^avBen about het in a satis^i^inq 

an9 an imntifig nmu. (;^£ 7iwnlB be a bold and inBi^emnt 

one mho 9i9 not a^rm to its beaiitu and clmmi. 



Daisy's Garden originated as a simple 
rectangular plot. Daisy enjoyed the outdoors, 
particularly working in her garden. From her 
diary, we know that she loved all growing 
things and had more than an ordinary knowl- 
edge of horticulture. After her death in 1884, 
her garden was maintained as a flower and 
kitchen garden until Indiana Williams' death 
in 1900. 

After the College opened, the garden 
area persisted, but became overgrown. In the 
late 1950s, the Cleveland, Ohio Alumnae 
Club, at the urging of Elizabeth "Betsy" 
'Williams Gilmore '30 and Ellen Newell 
Bryan '26, and with the help of Elsetta 
"Bebe" Gilchrist Barnes '27, who was then 
the consulting landscape architect for the 
College, restored the garden. The Cleveland 
Club's fimd-raising effort transformed it into 
an English boxwood garden of brick paths 
and flowers. The Cleveland alumnae, though 
raising enough money to restore and replant, 
had no endowment funds; with the passage 
of time, the garden once more fell into ne- 
glect. Soon it will undergo its most complete 
treatment with connecting paths and small 
terraces, statuary, a sundial, a fountain, and a 
broad selection of plants. 

'Work begins this spring, with most of the 
work being done over the summer. 'We hope 
to have a completion date in the eariy fall. 
How truly blessed we are to gain one more 
concentrated, enchanting area of beauty in 
this paradisiacal background. As such, it is an 
especially warm and substantive tribute to 
Mary Law Taylor, the Master Gardener. 



— ©Meta ^lass on <^weet t^^aat t^touse - 



1970, Sweet Briar House has been included 
in the 'Virginia Historic Landmarks Register, 
and is on the National Register of Historic 
Places. 

The east garden plan will complement 
and gracefully integrate with the rest of the 
grounds at Sweet Briar House. In the mag- 
nificent collection of trees there is a Magnolia 
grandiflora, a very large American holly, the 
venerable weeping hemlock, a sweet buck- 
eye tree, a katshura tree, and black walnuts, 
to mention only a few. And finally, the large 
collection of American boxwood, numbering 
over 300 and reaching over 20 feet in height, 
were likely brought to this country sometime 
between 1830 and 1860 from Kew Gardens 



by Elijah Fletcher. John Creech, retired 
director of the National Arboretum, declared 
that these giant dark green tree-shrubs make 
the grounds at Sweet Briar House one of 
the few native American gardens in tliis 
country. 

The evolution of the changing architec- 
tural style at Sweet Briar House is similar to 
the evolving landscape plans for the grounds. 
Sweet Briar House has long been due for a 
large porch or tenrace that connects usefully 
to the outside. Thanks to Mr. Taylor, this 
dream wUl come true with the establishment 
of the Mary Law Taylor Boxwood Terrace 
Garden and the renovation of Daisy's 
Garden. 



S W E E 



BRIAR COLLEGE 



WINTER FORUMS 1994 



Health Care Reform in the 
Uiiited States: 

PERSPECTIVES ON THE PRESIDENT'S PRESCRIPTION 



It is rare that an educational institution 
has the opportunity to present a lecture series 
which is both exquisitely timely and of 
universal interest. With Winter Forums 1994, 
Sweet Briar had such an opportunity. Health 
care is of interest to each of us, from those 
all-important prenatal visits, through our 
childhood illnesses and the occasional 
accidents which might befall us, to that final 
moment at which we are pronounced to 
have entered our eternal rest. The topic is 
especially timely, due to the Clinton 
Administration's decision to focus upon a 
refomi of the current health care system. 
Although there appears to be broad agree- 
ment that health care reform is needed, there 
is currently little agreement as to the form 
that reform should take. Our Foaim lectures 
attempted to shed some light on that question. 

The series was opened by President 
Barbara Hill, who welcomed the large audi- 
ence of hardy souls who braved icy winter 
weather to attend the first lecture. Dr. Barbara 
Perry, chair of Sweet Briar's Department of 
Government, was our first speaker; she holds 
a bachelor's degree in political science from 
the University of Louisville, a master's degree 
in politics and philosophy from Oxford 
University, and the Ph.D. in American 
government from the University of Virginia. 
In addition to her professional interests in the 
American judiciary and in civil liberties, she 
has made a special study of the Clinton plan 
for health care reform. As the full text runs to 
some 1,340 pages, her audience greatly ap- 
preciated her ability to simplify and explain 
that complex document. 

Professor Perry began with a straw poll 
of the audience, from which it was clear that 
most audience members were happy with 
the quality of health care they were receiv- 
ing, but that most also had experienced or 



ALTHOUGH THERE 

APPEARS TO BE 
BROAD AGREEMENT 
THAT HEALTH CARE 
REFORM IS NEEDED, 

THERE IS 

CURRENTLY LITTLE 

AGREEMENT AS TO 

THE FORM THAT 

REFORM SHOULD 

TAKE. 



heard of a complaint regarding billing, cover- 
age, or other aspects of the health care sys- 
tem. She then provided a brief review of 
several of the most important temis and 
concepts in the health care vocabulary, and 
went on to explain the key points of the 
Administration's proposal. She compared that 
proposal with several other plans in circula- 
tion, coming to the conclusion that the 
Clinton plan represented a moderate position 
on several important health care issues. Dr. 
Perry's presentation, very well received, 
engendered lively commentary from the 
audience in the question and answer period 
following her address. 

BY ROBIN LEE DAVIES 

Assistant Professor of Biology and Cliair, 

Winter Forums Committee 

Sweet Briar College 



The second address was by Mr. Richard 
Hariow, president of the Virginia Association 
of Life Underwriters. As Mr. Hariow has 
nearly 30 years' experience in the insurance 
industry and serves on the health committees 
of the Virginia and National Associations of 
Life Underwriters, he is particulariy well- 
qualified to address the role of the private 
health insurance industry in health care 
reform. 

The Clinton plan exempts large busi- 
nesses (those with 5,000 or more employees). 
Mr. Hariow noted that 95 percent of all U.S. 
businesses are small (250 or fewer employ- 
ees), and that generally those companies do 
not have the resources to employ an indi- 
vidual solely to select and manage their 
employee health benefits. He discussed the 
kinds of assistance the insurance broker 
provides for such employers, including selec- 
tion of the best available plan, employee 
education, and representation of the insured 
or the employer when there are disputes 
with the insurance company. He discussed 
the Clinton plan and presented the Associa- 
tion of Health Insurance Agents plan for 
reform. Mr. Harlow outlined the areas of 
agreement between the two plans, among 
them universal health insurance, portability of 
coverage, and the elimination of preexisting 
conditions clauses. As opposed to the Clinton 
plan, however, the insurance industry plan 
suggests the creation of non-exclusive health 
alliances so that private industry can compete 
with the government offerings, tlius preserv- 
ing choices for American employers and their 
employees. Mr. Hariow also spoke to the 
need for tort reform to limit excessive awards 
and eliminate expensive and useless "defen- 
sive medicine." Finally, Mr. Hariow urged his 
audience to become educated consumers of 
health care services, asking for an estimate of 



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IT IS CLEAR THAT HEALTH CARE REFORM LEGISLATION 
WILL BE EORTHCOMING. IT IS TO THE ADVANTAGE OF EACH 
OF US TO ENSURE THAT OUR LEGISLATORS SELECT THE BEST 

AND WISEST PLAN POSSIBLE. 



the costs of a proposed treatment, asking if 
alternative procedures are available, and asking 
for and examining itemized hospital bills. 

Following a one-week hiatus caused by 
our January ice storm, Dr. Charles Cangialose, 
a Fellow of the Thomas Jefferson Health 
Policy Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia, 
provided an economist's view of the health 
care situation. Dr. Cangialose earned his 
Ph.D. in economics from the University of 
Virginia; his dissertation research concen- 
trated on the area of health economics. In 
addition to his fellowship, he is an assistant 
professor at the Medical College of Virginia, 
teaching a graduate course in health economics, 
and he established and served as president of 
Commonwealth Health Alliance, a managed 
health care organization in Charlottesville. 

Dr. Cangialose presented an historical 



overview of health care spending in the 
United .States over the last several decades. 
He noted that health care spending con- 
sumed only 4 percent of our gross domestic 
product between 1929 and 1955, but that it 
rose to 6 percent in 1965, and is currently 
expected to reach 12 percent in 1995. He 
explained that the rapid increase following 
World War II was due to the provision of 
medical benefits by employers as a way to 
attract employees, and that the jump in 1965- 
66 was due to the initiation of the Medicare 
program. He pointed out that the price of 
health care is continually increasing relative 
to the prices of other goods and services. The 
increased price is a result of the increased 
demand for health care services, which has 
not been offset by an equal increase in sup- 
ply. The increased demand has been brought 



about by several factors, including the in- 
volvement of the government, the availability 
of health insurance, preferential tax treatment 
of health care expenses, and the shift in 
demographics which has resulted in an older 
U.S. population. Mr. Cangialose predicted 
that, according to the laws of supply and 
demand, the expected result of the Clinton 
plan would be increased spending on health 
care, not less. 

Our final speaker, Dr. Percy Wootton. is 
a member of the Board of Trustees of the 
American Medical Association. He received 
his M.D. degree from the Medical College of 
Virginia and, following an internship at 
Roanoke Memorial Hospital, he returned to 
the Medical College of Virginia for his resi- 
dency; he is an associate professor there. An 
intemist in private practice with a subspe- 



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cialty in cardiology, he was able to speak 
from his perspectives as a practicing physi- 
cian, as well as a representative of the AMA. 
Dr. Wootton presented the AMA's plan for 
health care reform, "Health Access America," 
which he noted was prepared and presented 
to Congress while President Clinton was still 
governor of Arkansas. 

"Health Access America" developed as a 
result of the realization that many Americans 
are not receiving the best health care pos- 
sible, even though the quality of health care 
available in this country is arguably the best 
to be found anywhere in the world. As physi- 
cians genuinely interested in the welfare of 
their patients, the members of the AMA's 
Council on Legislation sought to formulate a 
plan to address the problems they perceived 
with the current system. The AMA plan en- 
dorses universal access to health care, a 
common health insurance reimbursement 
form, portability of coverage, the abolishment 
of preexisting conditions clauses, and the 
preservation of choice in the selection of 
health care providers. Dr. Wootton noted that 
several aspects of the doctor-patient relation- 
ship might be altered or limited under the 
Clinton plan, and that those changes might 
not necessarily be in the best interests of the 
patient. He asked the audience to evaluate 
carefully the effects of the proposed Clinton 
plan on their own health care, and to write to 
their Congressmen voicing their opinions on 
those effects. 

Attempting to follow the course of the 
health care reform debate has undoubtedly 
proved to be a challenge for any educated 
reader. The multiplicity of plans, the com- 
plexity of the issues, the basic disagreements 
over actual numbers of uninsured Americans, 
and the projected costs of each plan have all 
contributed to the difficulty of the analysis. 
Thus, I felt fortunate to have had the oppor- 
tunity to participate in Winter Forums 1994. 
The series clarified the major points of sev- 
eral of the proposed reform plans and gave a 
context from which one might make a judg- 
ment. I will echo the comment of several of 
our speakers and urge each of you to study 
the issues involved, make an informed deci- 
sion, and then to write your Congressman or 
Congresswoman to give him or her the ben- 
efit of your deliberations. It is clear that 
health care refomi legislation will be forth- 
coming. It is to the advantage of each of us 
to ensure that our legislators select the best 
and wisest plan possible. 




FACING PAGE: 
L-r; Professor Robin 
Davies (Biology), 
Chair, Winter 
Forums Committee; 
Professor Barbara 
Perry (Government), 
first Forum speaker 
("The Clinton Health 
Care Plan: The 
RightPrescription?"); 
SBC President 
Barbara Hill 



THIS PAGE, TOP 
TO BOTTOM: 

L-r: SBC Professor 
John McClenon 
(Chemistry) with 
Richard L. Harlow, 
President, Virginia 
Association of Life 
Underwriters and 
second of the 
Series speakers 
("The Private 
Insurance Industry 
Under The Clinton 
Plan") 

L-r: SBC Professor 
William Hosteller 
(Economics) with 
Dr. Charies 
Cangialose, Fellow 
of the Thomas 
Jefferson Health 
Policy Institute in 
Charlottesville, third 
Forum speaker, 
who presented an 
historical overview 
of health care 
spending in the 
USA over the last 
several decades 

L-r: Robin Davies 
with final speaker 
Percy Wootton, 
M.D., member of 
the Board of 
Trustees of the 
American Medical 
Association ("The 
Viewpoint of the 
American Medical 
Association") 



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w 



hen the Friends of 
the Sweet Briar 
Library held their 
spring meeting in 
1993, it coincided 
with the Ewaid 
Symposium focusing 
upon Native Americans, so those who 
attended were able to be thrilled by the Great 
American Indian Dancers and the eloquence 
of Pulitzer Prize novelist N. Scott Momaday, 
and intrigued by Kevin Locke's performance 
upon the flute and as a hoop dancer. 

But to many from Sweet Briar one of the 
most interesting moments came on Saturday 
moming when Phyllis Hicks, leader of the 
local Monacan Indians, spoke of her 
people's struggle to preserve their heritage. 



from the county so that they might enter the 
College as day students. Liis father per- 
suaded young Arthur to take an interest in 
the neglected residents of the little Indian 
colony. The result was that during the sum- 
mer of 1908, just before Arthur left to attend 
the Seminary in Alexandria, a church and 
school, St. Paul's Mission, were constructed. 
The Mission school and the College were 
thus neariy the same age. 

The relationship became a close one. 
The Bum Chums made the Mission their 
special mission, visiting it regulariy to pro- 
vide recreation for the children. Teachers 
were provided by the county, and rent-free 
buildings and deaconesses to supervise 
activities by Ascension Church, whose minis- 
ter regularly served the Monacan community. 



Sweet Briar and Tobacco Row 



The efforts of this group, some of whom still 
live on Tobacco Row at the foot of High 
Peak behind Sweet Briar, to keep alive their 
distinctive culture, are ably described in Dr. 
Pete Houck's book Indian Island in Amherst 
County. To Amherst County residents they 
were traditionally known as "Issues," a term 
deriving from the phrase "free issues," used 
to describe the offspring of manumitted 
slaves; this name was as bitterly resented by 
the Indians as the word "nigger" was by 
blacks. As education in pre-Civil Rights 
■Virginia was entirely in segregated schools, 
the only place the Indian population would 
have been allowed was in schools for blacks; 
to attend these the Monacan tribe of Tobacco 
Row absolutely refused. So early generations 
of these families grew up without any fomi 
of schooling, supporting themselves mainly 
as tobacco farmers. 

In the summer of 1906 Sweet Briar 
College was preparing to open its doors to 
its first students. The Reverend Arthur Gray, 
pastor of Ascension Church in Amherst Court 
House, was a member of the founding Board 
of the College; one of the first dorms was 
named after him. His son Arthur Gray II, a 
student at the University of 'Virginia, spent 
that summer tutoring some young women 

BY RICHARD C. ROWLAND 
Charles A. Dana Professor of English Emeritus 
and Co-Editor, Sweef Briar College Library Gazette 



The relationship with the College was 
warm, although damaged in 1925 by the 
publication of a book by Arthur Estabrook 
and Ivan McDougle describing the life of 
these people under the unfortunate title 
Mongrel Virginians. McDougle taught 
economics and sociology at Sweet Briar from 
1919 to 1924. The book was based upon 
information gathered by McDougle's senior 
students in sociology and, although it pre- 
sents itself as a detached scientific study, it is 
in fact a severely biased attack upon the 
morals and life of Monacan Indians, 
presented as the "'Win" tribe. The book 
understandably caused bitter resentment 
among the Monacans, but was accepted as 
justification for all their prejudices by many 
white residents of Amherst County. In 1924 
■Virginia passed a "Racial Integrity Act" which 
forbade marriage between people with any 
tincture of anotlier race, forcing a number of 
"Issues" to travel to 'West 'Virginia or Mary- 
land if they sought to marry outside their 
own people. 

Bertha Pfister 'Wailes '17, an Amherst 
County student who afterwards taught at Sweet 
Briar from 1924 to 1960, later redeemed the 
name of Sweet Briar's sociology department 
by her sympathetic studies of the ""Win" 
tribe. But even after the Civil Rights Act of 
1954 Amherst County schools would not 
admit the Indians, though they gradually and 
grudgingly accepted the blacks of the 

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Portrait of Bowman Knuckles by Jen Ayres 

county. In fact Elizabeth Burke Cabell, whose 
husband Dr. William Cabell had been one of 
the founders of the county, was the grand- 
daughter of a full-blooded Indian, and her 
first cousin had been the mother of John 
Floyd, who became Governor of the 
Commonwealth in 1830. 

Finally in 1963 Richmond ordered the 
admission of 23 Monacan children to the 
Amherst schools. In 1971 the first of these 
graduated from Amherst High School, St. Paul's 
Mission closed its school in 1963, there being 
no further need for it, and the bond between 
that community and Sweet Briar became less 



'Wb one ever loved Sweet Briar more than 
Boivman — every tree, every flower " 



strong, although the early years of integra- 
tion were not easy for the children from 
Tobacco Row. 

But to many of us who lived at Sweet 
Briar in those days, the connection with that 
community was through Mr. Bowman 
Knuckles, a member of the Buildings and 



Grounds staff. With his partner, Mr. Edgar 
Schaar (who still lives in a retirement home 
in Roseland), he clipped our hedges, 
shoveled paths to our front doors when it 
snowed, and with his mule Nelly, lovingly 
tended a beautiful garden at the bottom of 
the slope behind the nursery school, with 



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tree peonies and roses as well as vegetables. 
He lived on the one-lane stretch of Waugh's 
Ferry Road. It is hard to describe the sweet- 
ness of this soul with his baggy pants and 
benevolent smile. "He was a real gentleman," 
says Eli2abeth Sprague, longtime professor of 
biology. Ruth Dickens, who worked in the 
Book Shop and was his neighbor on Waugh's 
Ferry Road, says, "No one ever loved Sweet 
Briar more than Bowman — every tree, every 
flower." 

Records do not go back far enough to 
show when Bowman first was employed at 
Sweet Briar. In 1944 he was working at the 
Physical Education Building at an hourly 
wage of 35 cents. In 1965, five years before 
his retirement, he was listed as a gardener, 
then earning $1.65 an hour. On such wages 
he raised three children and maintained his 
home garden, from which he sold vegetables 
to his neighbors. I am sure that much of his 
work was not reimbursed; if it snowed on 
Saturday night you woke in the morning to 
the sound of Bowman clearing your door- 
step; when the new greenhouse was built, 
Elizabeth Sprague arrived early one morning 
to find Bowman planting an exuberant climb- 
ing rose, "which was just what that wall 
needed." 

Bowman was much respected by his 
own people, a lay leader in the Mission 
church, a loving father and grandfather. 
When he retired in 1970 at the age of 80, the 
late Mary Ann Lee, professor of mathematics, 
gave the College a portrait of him painted by 
Jen Ayres, a Lynchburg artist. This hung in 
the Book Shop for a long time, and then was 
moved to Guion Science Library. It caught 
admirably his shy, gentle smile and inherent 
dignity. 

After his retirement, he went to Balti- 
more where one son was a member of the 
Fire Department, but he died within a year. A 
handsome cedar tree, cedrus atlantica, on 
the road which runs past Fletcher towards 
the chapel, opposite the copper beech 
planted in memory of Miss Dee Long of the 
English department, bears a plaque which 
reads: 

Bowman Knuckles 

1890-1971 

For nearly 60 years 

his loving toil 

made Sweet Briar more Ixautifiil. 

When this was dedicated, a memorial 
service was held, attended by his children 



and grandchildren and those who loved him 
at Sweet Briar. 

Not long ago his portrait was moved to 
the main library. It is a touching reminder of 
Bowman Knuckles and, by extension, of 
many other devoted friends of the College 



who have served it so quietly with such 
modest material reward over the years. 

This article originally appeared in the Spring 
1993 issue of the Sweet Briar College Library 
Gazette, and is reprinted here with permission. 



The following letter was written 

to Professor Rowland this past winter. 




Januarys, 1994 



Dear Mr. Rowland, 

Yesterday when I cleaned up the pile of stuff on my desk, I discovered the spring issue 
of the SBC Library Gazette and your article about Bowman Knuckles and the "Issues." 
It brought back a flood of memories about him and the Indian Mission. I knew Bowman 
and I remember stopping at his house one time when one of my classmates and I took 
a walk out Waugh's Ferry Road. I also remember being impressed with the number of 
books that were in a bookcase in his living room, including a copy of A Harmony of the 
Synoptic Gospels, which was the textbook for one of the religion courses at SBC. 

When I was in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, I discovered 
the book Mongrel Virginians in the university library. I am a mathematician, not a 
sociologist, but the book horrified me — I thought it was terrible. 

While I was at Sweet Briar ('40-'44), I was part of the YWCA committee that went to 
the Mission every week to play games with the children in the school. Miss Isabel Wagner 
was in charge of the Mission dunng those years and she picked us up at the Information 
Office and brought us back. The older children's favorite game was baseball. They had 
no bat so they used a piece of 2x4 instead. 

Junior year, a group of us stayed on campus during spring vacation, at the cabin on 
Paul's Mountain. During that week I spent a day at the Mission school. Mrs. Sandidge, 
the wife of Dr. Sandidge in Amherst, was the teacher, and she took me. It was an 
interesting day — a one-room school in the truest sense of the word, with very few 
amenities or supplies. I helped a reading class in which the children took turns reading 
aloud, but there was only one book, so they had to pass it from child to child. The paper 
the children used was "recycled" (the term had not been invented yet) from the typing 
classes at E.G. Glass High School in Lynchburg. The Mission students used the back 
sides of the paper. 

Senior year after I finished exams a friend and I hiked cross-country to the Mission to 
spend the night with Miss Wagner. The next day was Sunday. We went to church there 
and then Miss Wagner drove us to Ascension for its service, and the Ramage sisters took 
us back to school. After graduation I stayed a few days and took my Girl Scout Troop of 
eight girls from Amherst on an ovemight hike to the Mission and back. 

I kept up with the Mission for several years because my parents retired to Amherst in 
1947, and I was married in Ascension Church in 1949. 

I think my experiences with the Mission in a way prepared me so that I was not too 
shocked when I got involved with a very poor village in Nicaragua in 1 978 — a connection 
I continue to maintain. 



Sincerely, 

Virginia Noyes Pillsbury '44 




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WHAT'S NEW 



Prothro Commons 
Going Green 

It's been a big year at Prothro Commons. 
In September, the facility was rated by 
students as having the best food in the 
country among college dining halls in the 
1994 Princeton Review guidebook, The Best 
286 Colleges. This was the second year in a 
row for winning that honor. Now Prothro 
Commons is going "green." As part of the 
College's campuswide recycling effort. Food 
Services Director Archie Waldron has in- 
stalled a state-of-the-art recycling system that 
officials hope will reduce food waste volume 
by up to 85 percent. 

The new system uses an enclosed water 
slurry system to break down food waste. 
Leftover food, preparation waste such as 
lettuce cores, some plastic packing materials 
and cardboard boxes, which all previously 
went into garbage cans, are fed into the 
system. Waste products are washed, pulped, 
and dehydrated. The end product is a com- 
bustible pulp which can be used to replenish 
topsoil around campus. Waldron describes 
the system as "basically a giant garbage 
disposal." 

Sweet Briar is the first college 
in the Lynchburg area to use the 
waste pulping recycling system. 

"Reducing our waste volume 
by 85 percent will save one to two 
10 cubic-yard trash trucks from 
going to the county landfill every 
week," says Waldron. 

College officials estimate that 
Prothro Commons pays $8,000 to 
$10,000 per year in county landfill 
fees. The College expects the 
$57,000 recycling system to pay for 
itself in about six years through 
savings from those fees. There are 
also other cost benefits, including 
savings on garbage cans, trash bags, 
and water. Previously, the dining 
facility used one to two gallons of 
water per minute. The contained 
water slurry system uses only 40 
gallons per day and re-cycles 



Food wastes from the kitchen and sa:aped 
from trays are deposited into a hopper and 
carried off in a water slurry to the pulping 
machine. Stainless steel blades chop wastes 
into a pulp, which is piped through the 
ceiling to a water press in the back of the 
kitchen near the loading dock. An auger in 
the machine squeezes water out of the pulp 
and ejects it into a trash can. The clean, semi- 
dry pulp can then be composted or hauled 
away. Because the pulp is so dense, it takes 
up less volume than regular trash. 

At the end of the day, workers feed 
cardboard cartons through the system to scour 
out built-up grease and muck. "Just like a 
human digestive system," laughs Waldron, 
"these machines need a little fiber in their diets." 

Installation of the system is part of a 
coordinated effort to incorporate recycling 
campuswide. The College is replacing its old 
collection trailer with two new compartmen- 
talized recycling bins to be centrally located 
on campus. Glass, tin cans, aluminum foil, 
plastic, and other noncompostable waste 
from the dining hall are collected, along with 
newspapers, aluminum cans, office paper, 
and other materials. 




water internally in the system. 



Archie Waldron "feeds" the disposal. 



"There's no law requiring us to take 
these steps," says Waldron. "This system 
allows us to be environmentally conscious in 
our operation at a very small cost; we hope 
we'll save money. However, further down 
the road, such systems may become required 
for all food service facilities." 

The pulping system is from Hobart, a 
brand name manufacturer of food service 
equipment in Troy, OH. Though other com- 
panies offer similar pulping systems, Waldron 
went with Hobart because there is a com- 
pany service representative in Lynchburg to 
provide technical assistance and warrantied 
maintenance. 

Prothro Commons serves three meals per 
day, seven days a week to 560 students plus 
faculty and staff. 

By Dave Blount, SBC Assistant Director, 
Marketing Communications 

The Sweet Briar Book Shop 
Just Keeps Getting Better, 
And Better, And Better... 

The last time you visited the Book 
Shop during Reunion, you thought it 
couldn't get any better, right' Wron^. 
The new addition to its west end, com- 
pleted in time for the Christmas rush, not 
only offers extra space for merchandise; it 
also houses the Boxwood Cafe (see cover 
photo), an inviting spot which draws stu- 
dents, faculty, staff, and drop-in visitors 
throughout the day. They gather there as past 
SBCers flocked to the old Boxwood Inn for 
coffee and camaraderie. But this Boxwood 
Cafe offers fancier palate pleasers as well — 
for instance, espresso; cappuccino; 
chococcinno; mochaccinno; and a big winner 
during the ice storms of 1994, hot spiced 
cider. And that's not the only temptation to 
become a devotee: a series of readings from 
12 noon until 1:00, given by current residents 
at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and 
dubbed "Food for Thought," fill the cafe. 
It's come a long way. Baby! The first 
"book shop" was operated out of a closet in 
the original classroom building. Academic 



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TOP TO BOTTOM: 

New Book shop addition featuring beautiful 
bay window. 

"Mr. SBC Book Shop": Skipper Fitts. 

Susan Barney, Madison Heights, VA, who will 
enter Sweet Briar with the class of 1 998 in 
September, has already discovered the delight 
of Book Shop shopping! 



(renamed Benedict). Gradual upward moves 
located it in Garden Cottage and the former 
Alumnae House (now the home of the devel- 
opment and public relations offices). In 1963, 
the late Dr. Carol Rice designed the present 
structure, which was enlarged with an addi- 
tion in 1979. 

Self-sustaining, it pays for its own 
improvements out of working capital, and 
profits go to the scholarship program. Under- 
standably proud of the Book Shop's success, 
manager Roscoe "Skipper" Fitts attributes this 
to the fact that it is much more than a text- 
book/supply store: "It offers lots more in 
temis of service, merchandise, and ambience 
than most college bookstores," he says, 
adding that "Textbook sales are less than 20 
percent of total sales." The other 80 percent 
is a combination of clothes, computers, 
cosmetics, gifts of every sort, greeting cards, 
jewelry, SBC items, tapes and cassettes, trade 
books and paperbacks (any they don't have 
in stock, they will order for you). ..and now 
cappuccino. Longtime Book Shop staff mem- 
ber Dorothy Sales once responded to an 
expression of wonder at the variety of mer- 
chandise with, "Yes'm, we've got everything 
but secondhand cars, and after Christmas I 
reckon we'll have those." Dorothy, who 
began her Book Shop career in 1945, has 
worked with four managers ("Miss Ruby" 
Walker, Helen McMahon '23, Helen Montague, 
Skipper Fitts). She retires this June with 51 
years' service to the College, after "graduat- 
ing" as an honorary member of the Class of 
1994 in May. 

What else is new at the Book Shop? A 
toll free number, of course! Call them any 
time at 800-381-6106 to order "everything but 
secondhand cars." 



Wedding Bells! 

SBC's Director of the Riding Program 
and Professor of Physical Education 
Paul D. Cronin, and Elizabeth Ann 
Swift, a State Department Foreign Service 
Officer from Washington, D.C., were married 
at St. John's, Hyde Park, London, on 
December 23, 1993. Professor Cronin's sons, 
Peter Fleming Cronin of San Francisco, and 
David Richmond Cronin of Sweet Briar, 
witnessed the ceremony. 

Mrs. Cronin will complete her tour as the 
Consul General at the United States Embassy 
in London before coming to make Sweet 
Briar her permanent home. 




L-r: Paul Cronin; The Reverend Oliver Ross; 
Ann Cronin, St. John's, Hyde Park Church of 
England 



President Hill Elected to 
Board, Committee 

President Barbara Hill has been invited 
to serve on the Commission on 
Governmental Relations of the 
American Council on Education. The 
Commission, one of the Council's most 
important groups, advises the organization 
on a broad range of issues in which congres- 
sional and executive branch actions affect 
colleges and universities. 

She also has been elected to a three-year 
term on the Board of Directors for the 
National Association of Independent Colleges 
and liniversities. The national organization 
represents private colleges and universities 
on public policy issues with the legislative, 
executive, and regulatory branches of the 
federal government. 



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e 

On The Bounding Main 



This is the second report by Judy LeHardy on the sailing trip she and her husband 

Ward are taking around the world aboard their 39-foot cutter, Cormorant. 

Her first report appeared in the Winter 1993 issue, taking the LeHardys 

from East Coast USA. to the island ofMoorea in French Polynesia. 




Judy with children of Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands. 



After several days in beautiful Bora Bora, 
we set sail for Pago Pago, American Samoa, 
a journey of about 800 miles. The widely- 
scattered Cook Islands lay directly in our 
path, so we planned a rest stop at tiny, 
isolated Suvarov Atoll. 

One family lives on Suvarov, a national 
park since the mid-1980s, and we were 
warmly welcomed by Tangy Jimmy and his 
wife, daughter, and grandchildren. We and 
the few other yachts there gave them a few 
extra provisions they needed; they in turn 
provided lively conversation, along with rice 
cakes cooked on an open fire, freshly-caught 

BY JUDY NEVINS LEHARDY '59 



fish, and exotic shells. It was amazing to us 
how contented these people were, away 
from all trappings of modem civilization. 

American Samoa was a disappointment. 
Pago Pago, one of the finest harbors in the 
Pacific, once very beautiful, is now crowded 
and dirty. Nearly 50 percent of the workforce 
is on the U.S. Government payroll, and many 
others receive unemployment benefits; a 
spirit of apathy is apparent. We hurried with 
our provisioning, leaving as soon as possible 
for Apia, Western Samoa, an overnight sail. 

The tranquility of Apia contrasts sharply 
with chaotic American Samoa. Met by Chief 
Vai Alai'lima, who was told by a friend to 
expect us, we were treated to five days of 



traditional Samoan hospitality. We hiked to 
Robert Louis Stevenson's grave atop a hill in 
the harbor, and watched Samoan dancing at 
the legendary Aggie Grey's hotel, overiook- 
ing the harbor. On a two-day trip accompa- 
nying Vai to his ancestral island of Savaii, we 
were honored at a Kava (sacred tea) Cer- 
emony, a feast, and were called on to take 
our turn in an evening of local dancing. We 
left loaded down with gifts of a freshly-killed 
pig, finely-woven straw mats, and the ad- 
dresses of many new friends. 

On Western Samoa, one of the poorest 
nations on earth, the people seem contented 
with their large families, thatched houses, the 
food that they grow, and strong ties to their 
village church, the center of activity. 

Three days' sail took us to the Kingdom 
of Tonga. There we spent a week in the 
Vava'u Group, a cruising ground much like 
the British 'Virgin Islands. Then on to the Fiji 
Islands, where most cruisers spend weeks, or 
even months. We pressed on after an intense 
10-day period of repairs and provisioning, 
enjoying some fine Indian curry dishes and 
excellent Chinese cuisine in this clean, effi- 
cient, former British colony. 

The island nation of Vanuatu, known as 
New Hebrides until its independence from 
the British and French in 1980, lay next in 
our path. Here we had our first of many 
experiences of friendly natives swarming 
around the boat in their dugout canoes. In 
Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo, we 
saw where John F. Kennedy's PT 109 was 
based during World War II. Farther inland we 
walked on an overgrown bomber field that 
^upported the battles of Guadalcanal and the 
Coral Sea. All this was of great interest to us, 
as both our naval officer fathers had fought 
in the South Pacific. 

We put the Solomon Islands on our 
itinerary because Ward's father lost his life in 
the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on Novem- 
ber 13, 1942. On that same date, 50 years 
later, we cruised over the spot in Ironbottom 
Sound where the action occurred, following 
the exact course of the U.S.S. San Francisco 
on that fateful night. 

Also in the Solomon Islands, we visited 
enchanting Santa Ana Island, where the 
friendly, polite children of the tiny village of 
Gupuna showed us around for three days. 
We had met the daughter of a Gupuna family 
in the U.S., and paid a visit to her family. 

On Santa Ana there are no stores, tele- 
phones, vehicles, paved roads, or electric 



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Ward and Judy in the Whitsunday Islands, Australia; Cormorant in background. 



lights, though recently installed above-ground 
water pipes bring water to the thatched 
houses from a large freshwater lake nearby. 
The people grow their own food and export 
copra, a coconut product. Exquisite wood- 
carving inlaid with mother-of-peari is a 
specialty of Santa Ana. 

Younger children share a school located 
in the island's center with another small 
village. Teenagers live with relatives in the 
capital city of Honiara for their schooling. A 
weekly plane lands at the crude airstrip, a 20- 
minute walk along a hilly path. A clinic and 
two churches serve as gathering places. We 
attended Sunday service at the large, open-air 
Anglican church. The church was full, and 
the rich harmony of the congregational sing- 
ing was indeed "a joyful noise unto the Lord," 

Ahead of us was a 1,000 mile voyage to 



Australia. We set out from Honiara with 
another boat, Sea Quest, from New Zealand. 
Winds were light, sometimes nonexistent; 
after using much of our fuel supply we 
stopped halfway at a tiny French atoll, 
Chesterfield Reef, to wait for wind. Only birds 
inhabit this isolated spot. We walked with 
fascination and great care among the nests of 
these creatures who know no predators. 

One week later, 300 miles off the coast 
of Australia, we were suddenly hit without 
warning by a fierce little stom: packing winds 
of 60 to 85 knots. During the half-hour blow 
our forestay broke, sending the jib and furi- 
ing system crashing into the sea. The boat 
heeled over so far that water flowed in 
through side vents to fill the bilge and soak 
the contents of many cabinets. The bimini 
(canvas cockpit cover) collapsed, covering 



Ward as he tried to hold the wheel down. 
After some tense moments, we managed to 
release the main sheet, righting the boat. We 
knew the worst was over as the wind sub- 
sided, the sun came out, and we were able to 
establish radio contact with Sea Quest, which 
had suffered only a torn mizzen sail. After 
bailing out the cabin floor and bilge (the 
pump failed!), and lashing down the jib and 
broken rigging, we were on our way again, 
in close company with Sea Quest, which 
transferred some of its large supply of fuel to 
us in jugs and remained close by as we motor- 
sailed the remaining three days to Brisbane. 

Cormorant remained in Australian waters 
for 10 months. After repairing and refitting 
the boat at the Mooloolaba Yacht Club, just 
north of Brisbane, we took an extensive land 
trip, visiting the major cities in the east and 
the island of Tasmania. We found the Austra- 
lian people warm and hospitable, and 
formed many fast friendships. Joining a small 
Anglican church in the town of Mooloolaba, 
we were taken in as family, and visited in the 
homes of relatives of some of our new 
friends during our travels. 

In April '93 we set sail on our trip up the 
Great Barrier Reef and "over the top" to 
Darwin. Traveling in a changing "flotilla" of 
five or more boats from all different nations, 
we stopped each night at such places as the 
■Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, Cooktown, Lizard 
Island, and the tip of Cape York. With the 
wind behind us and the Reef to keep the 
seas flat, the sailing was unsurpassed, as was 
the snorkeling in these sparkling waters. 

Arriving in Darwin in early July, we 
hauled Cormorant, leaving her in a boat yard 
while we took a 10-week trip to the U.S. to 
see aO of our family and attend the wedding 
of one of our sons. 

Our ever-increasing circle of sailing 
friends includes people from all over the 
world and all walks of life. We agree that if it 
were left up to the people, instead of the 
governments of nations, the worid would 
indeed be a peaceful place. 

Ed. Note: In her 1/28/94 note accompanying 
this piece, written in Thailand, Judy wrote: 
"We have come through Indonesia, 
Singapore, and Malaysia, and recently took a 
tivo-week trip by air to Vietnam and Hong 
Kong. Next loeek we leave for Sri Lanka, and 
hope to go up the Red Sea in March/April — 
Cyprus in May, then sail the Greek Isles all 
summer. " 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



IN THE SPOTLIGHT 



Mara Ryan '81 , RN: 
Transplant Coordinator 

On meeting Mara Ryan, you are 
impressed with her calm, soft- 
spoken manner and warm smile. 
You would never guess that she is involved 
in difficult and delicate life-and-death deci- 
sions every day. As Transplant Coordinator of 
the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing 
Network, Ryan is responsible for managing 
all aspects of a transplant. 
Working on a four-day-on- 
call schedule, she may travel 
to anywhere in the state of 
New Jersey to work inten- 
sively on a case for 24 hours 
or more. 

Her first responsibility is 
to ensure proper care of the 
donor patient. Every case is 
different, but Ryan says, "A 
nurse never works so hard 
as she does when taking 
care of a brain-dead person." 
In these cases, she draws on 
all of her experience as an 
intensive care nurse to do for 
tlie patient everything that 
the brain would do to keep 
the body functioning until a 
transplant can be arranged. 

The next and most 
emotionally demanding step is obtaining 
permission from the donor patient's family. 
"It is most difficult when I must go to the 
parents of a child, or when the death is 
horribly unexpected. Unfortunately, sudden, 
unexpected death is usually the case." The 
family is under no obligation to consent, and 
sometimes it is just too much for a family 
member to agree to tissue or organ donation. 

It is a time when "yes" and "no" are both 
right answers. "We want to be sure that the 
family feels comfortable with the decision, 
and that they understand that the patient is 
brain-dead. We don't encourage contact 
between the families, although this may 
happen in very publicized cases." There are 
two reasons. First, if the recipient dies, the 
donor family may feel that they are losing 



Mara Ryan: Seeking challenges 
involving people 



their loved one all over again. For the recipi- 
ent family, there is some guilt over benefiting 
from another's misfortune. Sometimes the 
recipient family will write a letter of thanks, 
and Ryan will share it with the donor family. 
All letters remain on file so that if a donor 
family initially declines to see the letter, but 
decides later to do so, they may. Occasion- 
ally, it can help the grieving process for the 
donor family to have the comfort of knowing 
that something good came out of tragedy. 
^ Once approval is 
I received, the process 
§ must move quickly. 
I Ryan and others ana- 
I lyze the donor's medi- 
§ cal records and the list 
of those needing trans- 
plants to see if there is 
a match. If so, she 
coordinates the operat- 
ing .schedule and ad- 
mission of the recipient 
to the hospital for 
.surgery. 

What is the route 
from Sweet Briar to 
Transplant Coordinator? 
Would you believe a 
public relations job, 
nursing school, and 
Club Med? In fact, it's 
all a perfect preparation. 
Ryan received her AB in sociology. "Sweet 
Briar taught me how to communicate, and to 
believe that I can do anything I want to do." 
This attitude is enhanced by the example of 
her parents: her father is a plastic surgeon 
and her mother a former school teacher. 

Seeking challenges involving people is at 
the core of all of Ryan's work. After gradua- 
tion, she joined a public relations firm where 
she was responsible for daily operations, and 
for managing client relations. This experience 
helps with another aspect of her job, hospital 
development work. When there is no crisis to 
deal with, she develops relationships with 
hospital doctors and nurses, and gives in- 
service educational programs to create 
awareness of the need for transplants and 
facilitate donorships. 




Ryan went to nursing school at St. 
Vincent's in New York, then worked at St. 
Vincent's as a general surgery nurse, and a 
surgical intensive care trauma nurse. It was 
there, while caring for donor patients, that 
she became interested in the transplant pro- 
gram. "I remember this little giri who had no 
parents, and her aunt wouldn't consent to the 
donation. I was acting as translator for the 
coordinator." 

Then she took a job that any of us 
would envy. She became the Village Nurse at 
various Club Med, Inc. locations. Imagine 
two years spent in Florida, Tahiti, Colorado, 
and Mexico! A nurse located 12 or more 
miles from the nearest hospital learns to think 
for herself — especially when her nursing 
partner is French and missing most of the 
time, due to pressing personal commitments! 
"Tills experience gave me the courage to do 
something like the Sharing Network. It taught 
me how to handle situations where I walk in 
and never know what to expect." 

The Transplant Coordinator is also an 
ambassador to the public, responsible for 
advancing our awareness of the need for 
organ and tissue donation. 

The number of organ transplants per- 
fomied in the U.S. has risen from 12,786 in 
1988 to 16,048 in 1991. This is just a fraction 
of the need. There are over 30,000 people 
across the country who are currently on 
waiting lists for organ transplants. Statistics 
show that it is possible to do much better 
with greater public awareness and education. 
It is estimated that 20,000 to 25,000 brain 
deaths occur in the U.S. each year, but only 
20% of those people are organ and tissue 
donors. 

"One myth I try hard to dispel is that if 
you sign a donor card, and something hap- 
pens to you, you won't be taken care of. It's 
just the opposite. You will receive optimum 
care and attention." The transplant/recovery 
team is only called in after death has oc- 
curred or is imminent, and will do everything 
possible for the patient because "the body 
must be in the best possible condition to 
pemiit a transplant or tissue donation." 

Another thing that is not well understood 
is that you must register with a program and 



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get on tlie list before you will be considered 
for a transplant. 

Due to advances in medicine, near 
miracles are possible. It is wonderful that 
children with cancer in a limb may avoid 
amputation because a bone tissue transplant 
can be used to reconstruct the limb. We are 
all familiar with people living with kidney 
disease and dependent on dialysis treatments. 
Kidney transplants occur frequently now, and 
permit a much healthier and more normal life 
for the recipient. As Ryan recently told an 
alumna, heart valves from a donor patient 
don't have to be replaced every two or three 
years as mechanical valves do. 

Mara Ryan hopes that the next time 
someone asks you to sign a donor card, you 
will understand the program better, and sign 
up with confidence in the care you will 
receive and the possibility that you may help 
someone else. Her work is intense and de- 
manding, but she is gratified by the positive 
comments she receives from doctors, nurses, 
and families. She isn't concentrating on the 
next step yet, but says, "I've always known 
my work must be challenging." 

— By Virginia deBuys '64 



Elizabeth Morton Hodges: 
Helping the Homeless 

For Elizabeth Morton Hodges '36, the 
happiest event of 1993 was the 
completion of Miriam's House, the 
residence for homeless women that was built 
in Lynchburg at her instigation and with her 
financial, moral, and physical support. 

"In 1991, 1 became concerned about the 
fact that we had homeless people — women 
and children — right here in Lynchburg," 
said Elizabeth. "This preyed on my mind, or 
my subconscious, or something so that one 
moming I decided I should do something 
about it if I could. In May I went to a group 
of dedicated people and started talking about 
building a home for tliese women and children. 
In December 1993, construction of the build- 
ing was completed. Miriam's House, named 
for the sister of Moses, is now a reality." 

Elizabeth had approached the New Land 
Samaritan Inns, a nonprofit charitable corpo- 
ration financed through a variety of govern- 
ment and private resources. Miriam's House 
is a project of that organization. What makes 
the program of New Land Samaritan Inns 
unique is that it provides not just shelter for 




Elizabeth Hodges helps dig the foundation for 
Miriam's House: "One morning I decided I 
should do something about it if I could." 

homeless people, but training and guidance 
to help them lead independent lives again. At 
Miriam's House there are programs on 
money management, parenting skills, and 
employment. To participate, women must 
work and must be seeking to get off public 
assistance programs. 

"In the creation of Miriam's House, Eliza- 
beth has been an inspiration," said 'Vincent 
Sawyer, director of New Land Samaritan Inns. 
"She has been the driving force in bringing 
the project to fruition. As well as giving 
financial and moral support, she has been 
involved with the building of the house and 
the selection of the furnishings. She has also 
given Stella Tanner, who works for her and 
serves on the board of Miriam's House, the 
time and the freedom to work on the project." 

Elizabeth, who writes the class notes for 
1936, is a busy grandmother with four chil- 
dren and nine grandchildren. One of her 



three daughters, Betty Forsyth Harris, gradu- 
ated from Sweet Briar in I960. Elizabeth is 
the author of three books: C. B. Fleet: The 
Man and the Company, about her grandfa- 
ther, Charles Browne Fleet, who invented 
Chap Stick and founded the C. B. Fleet Com- 
pany; a history of her first husband's family 
entitled A Forsyth Genealogy, and Charlie's 
Children: The Fleets at Home. Proceeds from 
the sale of the latter are dedicated to Miriam's 
House. Elizabeth, a most unassuming and 
down-to-earth person, consented to have the 
information about her work with Miriam's 
House published in the hope that it will help 
others to realize that the work of one person 
makes a difference in the lives of many. 



Mary Taylor Hague '73: 
South Carolina's Professor 
of the Year 

Mary Taylor Haque combined two 
of her family's favorite occupations 
into one award-winning profession. 

The landscape architecture professor at 
Clemson University can trace her roots in 
famiing and teaching back at least seven 
generations. 

Haque acknowledges that heritage prob- 
ably guided her into the classroom, where 
after 15 years of teaching she was recognized 
recently as South Carolina's Professor of the 
Year by the state Commission on Higher 
Education. 

"It seems like we've always had people 
involved in agriculture and education in my 
family, so I guess it was just natural I some- 
how followed in their footsteps," she said. 

Some of her ancestors had owned the 
plantation on which the city of Columbia was 
begun in the 1780s. And a grandfather, George 
C. Taylor, not only taught Shakespeare and 
Milton at the University of North Carolina, but 
also farmed and practiced law. 

Being picked the state's top collegiate 
instructor from among 37 nominees humbles 
Haque, a native of Columbia, where her parents, 
Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Taylor, still live. 

"It's nice to be appreciated," said Haque 
(pronounced Huck). "I love what I do. I put 
my heart into it. And a lot has come back to 
me in return. I'm very lucky." 

"I feel so honored. There are so many 
outstanding teachers out there that never get 
nominated. I'm not sure I deserve it," she said. 

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"It's no surprise," said Kenneth Lee, a 
junior from Danbury, CT. "She's one of the 
best teachers I've ever had. She's no-nonsense, 
but she knows what she's talking about." 

Fellow junior Sarah Owen of Fort 
Lauderdale, FL, said Haque impressed her the 
first week of the semester when she had the 
class pose for a photo. The picture is on her 
desk, with names of each student scribbled 
on chests or near their faces to help her 
memorize who each person is. 

"That told me right away she cares who 
you are as a person," Owen said. 

Several weeks ago, Haque had laryngitis, 
a malady that's like death to someone who 
lectures. Her struggle to keep the classes 
going didn't go unnoticed. 

David Brannon, a junior from Columbia, 
said Haque "was super sick and yet she had 
something prepared — a video. We could all 
see just how dedicated she was by what she 
went through. I know I was impressed." 

Haque also has impressed her peers. The 
American Society of Horticultural Sciences 
selected her as the nation's top horticulture 
teacher five years ago. 

Equally impressed were the judges who 
picked her to be the sixth recipient of the 
state's top professor award, created in 1988 
when the General Assen±)ly passed legislation 
to recognize exemplary collegiate teaching. 
On Thursday, she will be honored at a ban- 
quet where she will receive a $5,000 check. 

Haque said her first inclination was to 
use the money for her children's education. 
Later, she admitted to wanting to set aside a 




Mary Taylor Haque loves what she does, and 
puts her heart into it. 



little bit to fix up the exterior of the home 
befitting a landscape architect. 

With two elementary-school-age children 
and a rambunctious German shepherd 
around the house, Haque describes her yard 
as ordinary. 

Once she was reviewing a videotape on 
advanced pmning she was considering using 
for a class, Haque said. One of her children 
was in the room. The next day, Haque came 
home and found a cherished creeping vine 
defoliated. 

So, as far as maintaining a fancy yard, "I 
decided a long time ago it wasn't worth it, " 
she said. 

Instead Haque, 42, spends her spare time 
playing top-flight competitive tennis in mixed 
doubles leagues in the Upstate. "It's my one 
outlet that I really don't like to give up." 

Tennis also changed her life in at least 
two ways. The sport led her to a career 
change and a husband. 

After graduating with an English degree 
from Sweet Briar College, Haque worked 
part-time jobs around Columbia, including 
substitute teaching. She later moved to Hilton 
Head Island to teach tennis, and at a party 
there she happened upon a conversation 
about landscaping. 

The topic inspired Haque to return to 
college. She enrolled at Clemson to take 
catch-up courses so she could prepare for 
graduate school. She transferred to North 
Carolina State University, where she earned a 
master's degree in landscape architecture. 

"It made me work harder than I have 
ever worked in my life," she said of the 
change in disciplines. 

As a student at Dreher High School in 
Columbia, English was a favorite topic. Fam- 
ily gatherings were dominated by discussions 
inspired by her grandfather, the Shakespeare 
scholar. She also credits Jim Gasque, now a 
Heathwood Hall teacher, with pushing her to 
be a good student. 

Gasque remembers Haque — he fondly 
calls her Mary Beverley — as one of the 
hardest working students from his eariy days 
of teaching in the 1960s. 

"She was interested in everything we did 
in class. There would be an assignment to 
work on an essay and we'd go over it and 
she would rework it again and again and 
again until she got it right," Gasque said. 

As Haque was finishing graduate school 
in 1978, Clemson called with a job offer, 
which she accepted. 



On Clemson's tennis courts, she met the 
man who would become her husband, 
Imtiaz-ul-Haque, a mechanical engineering 
professor who had played Davis Cup tennis 
for his native Pakistan. 

Although she has never worked in land- 
scape architecture commercially, Haque's 
educational background enabled her to land 
consulting work as a sideline. It gave her 
practical experience she draws on in the 
classroom. 

She also has traveled to 16 countries — 
with camera in hand. 

Her lectures are punctuated with slides of 
photographs shot overseas. In her office, 65 
slide projector Carosels are stacked neatly on 
shelving, and resting nearby are another two 
dozen metal boxes, each filled with 500 slides. 

Jim Martin, Class of '86, describes Haque 
as "strong-willed, but not close-minded." 

"She is by far one of the most profes- 
sional people when it comes to being an 
educator that I've come across. She always 
pushed you because she knows you can do 
better. But now I look back and think 'thank 
goodness she did,' " said Martin, botanical 
operations director at Riverbanks Zoo in 
Columbia. 

Her students often visit her office after 
class to borrow videotapes and books to 
watch and read for extra credit. 

By Bill Robinson, Staff Writer, The State, 
Columbia, SC. November 13, 1993 edition. 
Reprinted here with permission 



Episcopal Priest 

Peggy Pittman Patterson '67 

President-Elect of GDCC 

The President-elect of the Greater 
Dallas [TX] Community of Churches is 
an Episcopal Priest... also a Canon at 
St. Matthew's Cathedral, a doctoral candidate 
at SMU's Perkins School of Theology, and has 
years of experience as an educator... These 
credentials are augmented by the fact that the 
Reverend Canon Patterson is also the mother 
of two Princeton University students and a 
high school senior. 

"Peggy" Patterson grew up as a Methodist 
in Columbia, SC, and was educated in Episcopal 
parochial schools. She sensed a call to the 
ministry as a Phi Beta Kappa student at Sweet 
Briar College... 

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The Reverend Margaret "Peggy" 
Pittman Patterson '67 



SMU with an eye toward 
ministry as a DRE [Director 
of Religious Education]. 
She married and received 
her Masters in Religious 
Education from Perkins 
in 1969 — the same year 
she was confirmed as an 
Episcopalian... 

After working for a 
couple of years at SMU, 
she stayed home to begin 
a family. During this time, 
she was a very active 
member of St. Michael 
and All Angels, Dallas. 

Prior to seeking Holy 
Orders, Canon Patterson was chair of the 
religion department at the Episcopal School 
of Dallas, where she served as chapel coordi- 
nator and founded a community service 
program for the senior class. 

While at ESD, she again sensed a call, 
this time to the priesthood. She returned to 
Perkins, and was Valedictorian of the Class of 
1985, graduating with a Masters of Divinity. 

She entered postulancy in 1986 and 
became a candidate for ordination in 1988. 
Ordained Deacon Patterson in 1989, she 
joined the staff of St. Matthew's. She was 
priested in May of 1990 and was named 
Canon in 1991. 

During her time at the Cathedral, she has 
been involved in organizing the Sunday 
School program, working with youth and 
singles ministries, establishing the pantry 
ministry, and developing a tutorial program 
with Fannin Elementary School... Though she 
was the first woman priest at St. Matthew's, 
Canon Patterson never felt awkward... 

Canon Patterson claims a passion for 
preaching and the celebration of the Eucharist. 

She also enjoys leading retreats and goes 
annually for a 3- to 5-day totally silent retreat 
at Lebh Shomea (Listening Heart) Roman 
Catholic retreat house in Sarita, TX. 

Last year. Canon Patterson applied to 
participate in the Rotary Foundation's pro- 
gram to travel to India — ^with a goal of inter- 
national peace and understanding. 

She has been accepted and will spend time 
eariy this year staying with Indian families and 
working in her "vocational area" — in her case, 
most likely with the Church of South India. 

When she returns from India, she will 
begin work on her doctoral thesis: Women 's 
Spirituality Across Generations. She has 



completed all of the class 
requirements for a Doctor of 
Ministry degree from Perkins. 

Canon Patterson's daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, 21, is a senior at 
Princeton University, where her 
son Dwight, 18, is a freshman. 

Her daughter Harriet, 17, 
a senior at Woodrow Wilson 
High School in Dallas, was 
recently accepted to Princeton 
under the Early Action Plan. 

Excerpted with permission 
from a January, 1994 article 
by B. Don Taylor editor of 
Esprit, the monthly publication 



of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. 



SBC Seniors Named 
Presidential Medalists 



T 



he Presidential Medal recognizes 
seniors whose accomplishments have 
demonstrated exemplary achievement. 
Honorees receive a replica of President Hill's 
medallion, presented to her at her inaugura- 
tion as Sweet Briar's eighth president in 
October 1990. 

Three seniors are the recipients of the 
1994 Presidential Medal: Mtesa Patrice 
Cottemond of Brodnax, VA; Heather Elise 
McKoy of Sonoma, CA: and Susannah Elisabeth 
"Sukie" Silverbrand of Scarborough, ME. 
A graduate of the Bradwell Institute, 
Hinesville, GA, Mtesa is the 1993-94 Manson 
Scholar. Double-majoring in government and 
environmental studies with an emphasis in 
anthropology, she is chair of the Chapel 



Committee, and has volunteered with Habitat 
for Humanity and arranged bible study 
groups with students at V.M.I. A member of 
the Sweet Briar Environmental Project and 
president of the Young Democrats, she is 
listed in Who's Who Among Students in 
American Universities and Colleges. Mtesa 
will attend Harvard Law School to pursue a 
career in environmental law. 

Heather, who graduated from Justin- 
Siena High School, Sonoma is the Emilie 
Watts McVea Scholar as the highest ranking 
member of the Class of 1994. and also the 
1993-94 Mary Kendrick Benedict Scholar. A 
double major in math/computer science and 
theatre arts, she was elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa as a junior, and is listed in Vi'ho 's Who 
Among Students in American Universities and 
Colleges. She is active in dance, theatre arts, 
and equestrian activities, competing with the 
Sweet Briar Riding Program. She is an admis- 
sions tour guide and serves on the Library 
Planning Task Force. Heather hopes to pur- 
sue a career in computer science or theatre. 

Sukie graduated from Scarborough High 
School. An international affairs major with a 
minor in Italian, she is the recent recipient of 
a Kenmore Merit Scholarship, selected by the 
government faculty as the program's out- 
standing student. She will graduate in May, 
having completed her degree requirements in 
only three years, during each of which she 
has been a Sweet Briar Scholar. A Sweet 
Tone, she is also a member of the Taps & 
Toes dance club. Sukie was one of 82 students 
from 1,300 national applicants named a 1993 
Harry S. Truman Scholar. This scholarship 
recognizes outstanding students studying 
public policy and provides $27,000 for 
qraduatc school . 




President Hill with Presidential Medalists, l-r: Mtesa Cottemond; Heather McKoy; Susannah Silverbrand. 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 




Meredith Leslie Welch '65 
Named Marketing Director 
at Discover 

New York, NY: After a successful 
tenure at We Atlantic Monthly, 
Meredith Welch has joined Discover 
magazine as Marketing Director. 

Previously, Meredith was The Atlantic 
Monthly's Marketing Direc- 
tor. Formeriy a marketing 
and promotion consultant, 
she was also an editor of 
a weekly newspaper and 
a senior writer for a 
monthly magazine, both in 
Greenwich, CT. She has 
directed numerous com- 
munity service projects, 
and served as editor of 
publications for schools, 
museums, and shelters. 
After college, she did 
advanced studies in French 
at the Sorbonne. She 
resides in Greenwich, CT. Meredith Welch 

At Discover, Meredith will oversee 
merchandising and marketing programs for 
the magazine. 

Purchased by the Walt Disney Company 
two years ago. Discover, one of the leading 
science magazines in the country, is a 
monthly magazine of science and technology, 
tlieir wonders, uses, and impact. With over 
five million readers, Discover offers a wide 
audience of curious and intelligent adults a 
lively and literate look at science's quest to 
understand ourselves and our universe. 



Students Teach Human 
Rights Through Art 

Work produced by SBC art students 
last November could save a life 
halfway around the worid. Students 
in an introductory drawing class contributed 
illustrations to a project designed to teach 
basic human rights to soldiers in the African 
nation of Guinea Bissau. 

The government of Guinea Bissau has 
produced a pamphlet for its military outlining 
the "Ten Commandments of Human Rights." 
Because the military also functions as a 
police force with frequent close contact with 
citizens, the pamphlet encourages soldiers to 



observe these rights and report violations. 
However, many of the soldiers are illiterate, 
so the pamphlet needed symbolic illustra- 
tions to cleariy portray the ideas. 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology 
Eric Gable, who has traveled to Guinea Bissau, 
was contacted by a liaison at the Judge 
Advocate Genenil School in Charlottesville for 
advice on the project. He gave the project to 
Assistant Professor Laura 
Pharis and her art class. 

The class was asked to 
provide 10 illustrations and a 
front and back cover. The 
drawings had to be easily 
reproduced on a copier, 
vertically aligned, and no 
larger than 16" by 22". The 
students were given a pam- 
phlet made for soldiers in 
Peru to use as a guide; how- 
ever, their drawings needed 
to be relevant to the people 
and culture of Guinea Bissau. 

"There was a lot of re- 
search that needed to be 
done," says Pharis. "We had to find pictures 
of the people, environment, vegetation, 
clothing, soldier's uniforms, weapons like 
AK-47s, the thatched-roof huLs that people 
live in, and much more. We had less than a 
week to put the drawings together. The 
students wanted to portray women and 
children in the illustrations. 




Kathy Whitby's illustration of Commandment # 3 



"Often, classes emphasize 'art for art's 
sake'. This project allowed students to serve 
a purpose — to teach other people through 
art. Who knows? One of these drawings 
could save someone's life." 

Junior Kathy Whitby of Richmond, 'VA 
worked on the drawing describing Com- 
mandment * 3: "Report crimes and human 
rights violations to competent institutions." It 
shows a group of soldiers preparing to shoot 
bound prisoners standing on the edge of a 
cliff Students found many of the concepts 
expressed in the commandments a challenge 
to convey using only visual images. 

"I think it's great that their government is 
concerned about protecting human rights," 
says Whitby. "It's exciting to think that we 
might influence the government and how 
they treat their people. I hope that they are 
able to put our work to good use." 

By Dave Blount, SBC Assistant Director, 
Marketing Communications 



Police Chief 
Spiritual Leader Too 

Willie Neal stands at least six feet tall. 
In his unifomi as chief of the Sweet 
Briar Police, he commands atten- 
tion — but his gentle face and manner also 
make him a man sought out for his under- 
standing and patience. 

He rarely speaks of himself. He talks 
about his family — his grandparents, parents, 
his wife, and 7-year-old son. He enthusiasti- 
cally discusses a volunteer program he works 
with that helps family members elsewhere in 
the community communicate with one 
another. 

Yet Willie Neal has a story of his own. 
Not only is Neal "Chief to Sweet Briar 
students and faculty, he is also a minister 
for "a handful" of active members of the 
Monroe Baptist Church. 

"I think [the two careers] complement 
each other," he said. "I want to help people. 
In being a minister and a police officer, I 
see both the good and the bad sides of 
people. 

"My law enforcement training has given 
insight in my ministry and vice versa. Police 
officers are human beings and they are also 
spiritual beings. ..a lot of people forget that 
ministers know that communities need law 
and order." 



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As a police chief, Neal supervises more 
than a dozen employees, including eight 
gun-toting police officers. 

"All of our officers are required to go 
through the police academy in Salem..." he 
said, proud of his officers. 

Neal said he's fortunate "because Sweet 
Briar's environment is not one where every 
day is one adversarial situation after another," 
something Neal said would bum anyone 
out. 

Growing up in the Southside I'VA] com- 
muniry of Crewe, he says, he was not ex- 
posed to a lot of different views. But he was 
happy there, surrounded by his family and 
his church. 

Neal recalls his grandfather's ministry 
and his grandmother's missionary work and 
teachings, both of which helped him develop 
his own spiritual beliefs. 

"She (his grandmother) told me 'Hold 
onto what you believe and live it'," he said. 

He took his religious beliefs and a faith 
in the goodness of people with him when, in 
1968, he joined the Metropolitan Police 
Department in 'Washington, D.C. 

But after working for a year in the crime- 
ridden District, he felt compelled to respond 
to "the Lord's calling," and preached a trial 
sermon for his old congregation in Crewe. 

Serving as a dog handler in 'Vietnam only 
furthered Neal's conviction to become a 



minister, and while he was in the war zone, 
he applied and got accepted into seminary. 

"Being in 'Viemam definitely colored the 
way I look at theology... because of the things 
I saw and participated in. ..I questioned a lot, 
but I got to see human beings at their best 
and at their worst, and I got to see myself at 
my best and worst." 

He talked about beliefs with his 
buddies... They asked him repeatedly if he 
could kill someone, in spite of his trying to 
live by the commandments of The Bible. It 
became a moral struggle. 

"I think war combat is difficult for 
anyone," he said. "I decided that I couldn't 
stand here and let the Viet Cong run over 
and kill (my friends). I needed to do what I 
felt was right, and deal with the consequences 
later." 

Fortunately for Neal, he didn't have to 
make that decision during the year he served. 
But when he returned to Virginia in 1971, he 
wasn't able to dedicate himself entirely to his 
studies. 

"My mind a lot of the time was back in 
Vietnam. For a while I wasn't comfortable 
being in the classroom. I kept wearing jungle 
fatigues, and felt I should maybe be back 
with my buddies." 

But he kept up with his academics and 
earned his B.A. in Christian Education in four 
years. 




SBC's Chief Willie Neal 



After graduation, he worked odd jobs for 
about a year until 1976 when Neal became 
an officer with the Sweet Briar Police, and 
the pastor for Monroe Baptist Church. 

He continued his religious studies by 
working toward a Masters of Divinity, but formal 
studies became too much of a time demand 
in 1986 when he was appointed as chief of 
police, a minister, a husband and father. 

"I continue to study religion because I'm 
fascinated," he said, surrounded in his office 
by religious poems and prayers. 

His favorite, he said, is one titled 
"Desiderata." 

"I read about this in Vietnam.. .It says 
'Speak with your truth quietly and cleariy, 
and listen to others — even to the dull and 
ignorant. They too have their story.' People 
just don't listen enough," Neal said. 

So Neal tells the people he helps 
through Families And Children Together 
(FACT) and his ministry to listen. "It takes 
love, patience, hard work, and communica- 
tion to make it work.. .all you have to do is 
listen," he said. 

Excerpted with per-niission fmm a December 
24. 1993 article by staff writer Jessica Martin 
in Lynchbtirg'sThe News and Advance. This 
feature story was picked up by AP wires and 
featured nationally on Paul Harvey News on 
ABC Radio. 



SBC Students 

Ride Airwaves in Amherst 

unior Liz Dunck hadn't heard the 
Sweet Briar radio station "WUDZ on the 
air since she arrived on campus three 
years ago. She changed that — by spearhead- 
ing an effort to breathe life back into campus 
radio. SBC deejays have been riding the 
airwaves since late Febaiary, but not on WUDZ. 

The Sweet Briar Radio Club entered into 
a unique partnership with WAMV-1420 AM in 
Amherst to carry student programming. 
WAMV general manager Bob Langstaff saw 
the arrangement as an opportunity to bring 
the College and community closer together 
while expanding the programming of the 
station. 

WAMV broadcasts from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 
p.m. The Sweet Briar students took over 
programming from 6:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. 
WAMV set up a transmission link so that they 



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RIAR COLLEGE 




On the air! L-r: Catherine Orr '95, Grosse Pointe Shores, Ml; Kara Dickey '95, Middleburg, VA; 
and Uz Dunck '95, Charlotte, NC 



can broadcast from their own station on 
campus; they have enough signal to cover 
campus and the town of Amherst. 

Langstaff conducted training courses for 
more than 30 students, teaching them how to 
run the control board, operate and monitor 
the transmitter, and about FCC regulations. 
The students then were able to apply 
through the station for FCC licenses, paying 
their own fees. 



A Homecoming During 
January Term 

Alumnae always have a home at Sweet 
Briar. Most rediscover their Sweet Briar 
home during Reunions, Alumnae 
Council, or other short campus visits. 

Not Vicky McCullough Carroll '84. She 
"came home" for a month in January to teach 
students about her career since college, 
television news reporting. While she relived 
her college memories, she helped make 
memories for students in her 'Winter Term 
course, "'Writing News for Television." 

"I think it's wonderful that alumnae 
return to campus to teach," says Lenora 
Farrington '94, "It gives me the idea that 
Sweet Briar will always be part of my life, 
even after I've graduated." 

Courtney O'Dea '94 adds, "There is a 
special bond that Sweet Briar girls have, 
regardless of age, and it's really neat when an 
alumna cares that strongly about the school 
to come back and teach." 

Courtney and Lenora were among nine 



students who met two hours a day, four days 
a week with Vicky. The course concentrated 
on TV news script writing and formatting. 
Midway through the month, Vick7 arranged 
for a panel of seven women in local TV to 
speak to the class, including another alumna. 
Amy Smith '79, who is the Information 
Officer for Bedford County, VA schools. Amy 
worked in TV news for 15 years at WSLS- 
Roanoke, 'WSET-Lynchburg, and at stations in 
Raleigh, New Orieans, Washington, and 
Spartanburg, SC. 

"It's great to see successful Sweet Briar 
graduates," says Holly Miller '95, "and to see 
how they use their liberal arts degrees." 

Students agreed the higWight of the 
course was their trip to Channel 10 TV 
studios in Roanoke, where each delivered on 
camera a three-minute newscast she'd written 
and produced. "Actually 
sitting behind the anchor 
desk and being fUmed had 
to be one of my best col- 
lege experiences," says 
Dorothy Bailey '94, 

The Channel 10 visit 
was a great experience for 
Vick'y, too, who says it 
reminded her of the special 
bond Sweet Briar students 
share: "The students were 
so encouraging of one 
another. After each delivered 
her newscast, the others 
broke into applause. They 
each took a real interest in 
how the others perfomied. 



and were quick to compliment each other. 
Television can be a competitive, selfish busi- 
ness. To see students pulling for each other 
reminded me of the caring, thoughtful, and 
encouraging atmosphere on Sweet Briar's 
campus." 

Vicky encourages other alumnae to 
return to offer students insights into careers 
alumnae tackle after graduation. Those who 
do will find students eager to leam from them. 
But she has a warning for '84 classmates 
coming for their lOth Reunion in May: "Some 
things have changed. I went looking for the 
post office and ended up in a television/ 
sitting room in the basement of Manson!" 

Vicky stayed at the Elston Inn, built since 
her graduation, and enjoyed seeing dorm 
renovations — "a beautiful back porch on 
Carson, where I used to live, the new Pannell 
Gallery, and the new Samuel E. Upchurch 
wing of the Guion Science Center. It will be 
a nice surprise at Reunion!" 

Vicky started her Journalism career as 
writer, news editor, and editor of The Sweet 
Briar News. A year after graduating, she signed 
on as a writer/producer at CNN-Headline 
News in Atlanta. She first went "on the air" in 
1988 at WVGA-TV in Valdosta. GA before 
moving to WSLS-TV (NBC) in Roanoke. VA. 
Next she moved to WBRC-TV 6 (ABC) in 
Bimiingham, where Associated Press named 
her Alabama's Best Reporter and she was 
nominated for an Emmy. Vicky had a double 
major (English/anthropology) at SBC. She 
was Social Committee chair, a member of the 
Varsity Swim Team, a QV, and was named to 
Who's Vi^o Among Students in American 
Universities and Colleges. She lives in 
Blacksburg, VA with her husband. 




Television Newswriting students watch their audition tapes. 
Seated on floor: Ashley Weppler '97, Charlotte, NC. L-r: Christy 
Young '94, Greenville, SC; Sarah Chaffee '96, Sandwich, MA; 
Holly Miller '95, Warrenton, VA; Courtney O'Dea '94, Scituate, 
MA; English Griffith '96, Lexington, SC 



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CLUB CORNER 



Denver Alumnae 
Break University Club's 
Gender Barriers! 

Until three years ago, Denver, 
CO's University Club was for 
men only. Sandy Waters '68 was 
one of the first women admitted, 
followed by Enid Slack '57. 
Members place their college seals 
in the great window of the 
College Room. January 17, SBC 
became the first women's college 
to install a seal, placing it just 
above UVA's seal. Over 40 alum- 
nae enjoyed the event, which 
included a poem written and 
recited by Enid Slack, a dedica- 
tion toast by Acting Club Presi- 
dent Jane Merkle Borden '65, 
and the singing of the SB song 
by Sandy Waters. Also on hand 
were Nancy Hudler Keuffel '62, 
Alumnae Association President; 
Louise Swiecki Zingaro '80, 
Director, Alumnae Association; 
and SBC Associate Professor of 
History Barbara Perry, all in town 
to attend Denver's popular 
College For A Day program, for 
which Barbara Perry was one of 
the speakers. 

A Meg Shields Duke '76, new 
Denver Club President. 

i^. L-r: Carol Cordell Mullins '78, 
Denver Club Treasurer; Louise 
Swiecki Zingaro '80; Barbara 
Goodbam '83, AAR; Jane 
Borden '65; Helen McCreery 
James '39; Nancy Hudler 
Keuffel '62; Enid Slack '57; 
Sandy Waters '68. 





The Toledo. OH Club 
celebrated Sweet Briar Day 
December 17. 

O. L-r: Gratia Boice Smith '49; 
Barbara BoUes Miller '43; Linda 
Mae Visocan '87, SB Alumnae 
Association Board's Region 
\T Chair; LeUa McLaughlin 
Thompson '46. 

-/. L-r: Mrs. Lang; Christina Lang, 
w^ho will enter SBC with the 
Class of 1998; Linda iVlae Visocan. 

The Central Florida Club of 
Orlando held a get-together 
on December 12. 

6. L-r: Phyllis Schulman Bell '76, 
Club Treasurer; Holly Pflug 
Allport '84, Vice President; SBC 
President Barbara Hill; Piper 
Allan '79. Orlando President-Elect; 
Catherine Taylor Moore '78, 
President. 



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The iVe«' y'or/fe Community 
Campaign kicks off success- 
ailly February 17, 1994 at the 
United Nations, in spite of East 
Coast ice storms! 

/. Community Campaign Co-Chairs 
Sarah Porter Boehmler '65 (1) and 
Fran Griffith Laserson 70 (r) with 
SBC President Barbara Hill. 

^. Lucy Gordan Jeffers '39. 

O. L-r: Chris Falcon Maasbach '81; 
Murrell Rickards Chadsey '44. 

•/. L-r: Alexandra Marcoglou 
TuUy '47; Margaret White Van 
Buren '47. 

O. L-r: Jeanne Bounds Hamilton '61 
and Ross Hamilton. 

0. L-r: Nancy Hall Green '64 of 
Atlanta and NYC; President 
Barbara Hill; Bettina Patterson 
IVIurray '64 and A. Brean Murray. 

Z L-r: Gail P. Lloyd '60; Sydney 
Holmes Bales '44. 




d. Hardworking Campaign 
Committee members, 1st row 1- 
Jan Storey-Honick '73; Fran 
Griffith Laserson '70; Lucy 
Gordan Jeffers '39; Carrie 
Maynard Nichols '81. 2nd row: 
Sarah Porter Boehmler '65; Lin 
Campbell '66; Chris Falcon 
Maasbach '81; Lesley Bissell 
Hoopes '68. 



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FROM THE MUSEUM 



A Special Gift 

Daisy Williams kept a diary during 
her 14th year in 1882. It is a very 
matter-of-fact little record of daily 
happenings in her life. She makes 
few comments about whether things please 
or displease her, but it is an interesting com- 
mentary on her schooling, places she visited, 
clothes she bought (her first corsets), friends, 
visits to the dentist and confectionery shops, 
the weather, and, of course, her "dear old 
Sweet Briar." 

Daisy spent winters in New York, 
where her parents ran apartment hotels. She 
enjoyed many cultural opportunities — 
concerts, recitals, oratorios, trips to museums 
— and the circus. She studied hard, and took 
pleasure in lessons on her mother's English 
harp. 

Her deepest interests, however, were at 
Sweet Briar, the place she called "home." 
Had she lived, she undoubtedly would have 
made an excellent manager of the vast lands 
that Sweet Briar encompassed in the 19th 
century, including aproximately 10,000 acres 
of fields, forests, orchards, and 16 outlying 
farms that were her mother's rental property. 




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One friend, Helena Mallory, was men- 
tioned frequently in the diary. She and her 
sister May were a little younger than Daisy. 
Their parents were New York friends of the 
Williamses, and Daisy and Helena were 
especially close. 

When Daisy died in 1884, it was to 
Helena that Indiana gave Daisy's gold Tiffany 
watch and several other pieces of jewelry, 
which Helena cherished. Helena grew up to 
marry an Englishman named Mellersh, and 
lived in London for the rest of her life. About 
her life little is known, but Helena came to 
Sweet Briar in the mid-1930s, at which time 
she returned Daisy's watch to the College for 
the Museum collection. 

In 1934, the 50th anniversary of Daisy's 
death, Daisy's diary and letters that were still 
extant were published as a commemoration 
of the child in whose memory the College 
was founded. One thousand copies were 
printed, and copy # 85 was sent to Helena 
Mallory Mellersh in London. 

Another 60 years had passed when an 
American from Washington, D.C., Mr. Robert 
Manson Myers, was browsing in a second- 
hand London book shop. He spotted a slim 
green volume with the Sweet Briar College 
seal on the cover. Thumbing 
through it, he realized what it 
was — Helena's copy of her 
friend's diary. Mr. Myers kindly 
purchased it and mailed it back 
to Sweet Briar with a delightful 
letter telling of its discovery. He 
felt that it should be returned for 
Sweet Briar's archives because 
this was Helena's special copy 
with her signature on the flyleaf 
and a small pencilled X next to 
her name each time Daisy 
mentioned her. 

It lies in a Museum case 
with Daisy's blue-and-white 
striped dress, having come full 
circle by returning home to 
Virginia. 




A page from Daisy's diary 



The Reverend James Henry Williams 1 832-1 889 

The Communion Set 

In 1979, The Reverend Sallie A. Carter left 
the chaplaincy at Sweet Briar to take a 
medical degree at the University of 'Virginia. 
Her dream was to become a medical 
missionary to Nigeria. An ordained Baptist 
minister from Georgia, she greatly admired 
the work of Dr. Albert Schweitzer and wished 
to carry on her life in a similar tradition. 
Before departing, Sallie came to the 
Museum, then a small two-room operation in 
the chapel basement. She handed me a black 
leather box, saying, "I think you should have 
this. It was The Reverend James Henry 
Williams' individual communion set, which 
I've used to sen'e the choir master during 
chapel communions." 

I had been collecting everything I could 
that had belonged to the plantation before 
the College was founded, but this charming 
little communion set was unfamiliar. 

A steriing silver plate on top of the box 
was engraved "Christmas 1865." Inside were 
a miniature steriing chalice, paten, and wine 
bottle. Each was nestled between purple 



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velvet dividers. The whole box is only 
2"x3"x5". The purpose of such a set was 
individual communion for shut-ins — the 
elderiy, ill, or disabled. 

I suspect the set was given to James Henry 
by Indiana as a Christmas gift; by Christmas 
1865 they had been married a little over a 
year. At that time, he was still a practicing 
Episcopal priest. He later gave up his church 
duties to go into business with Indiana. 

Many years later, Indiana told her good 
friend, Mrs. John Payne in Amherst, that she 
made James Henry forego his pastoral duties, 
as "We did not need the money, but I ruined 
a good preacher." 

He died in 1889 at the age of 58, but 
Indiana kept the communion set until her 
death in 1900. Apparently it held a great deal 
of sentiment for her, as did his photograph in 
clerical robes. Very few other things belonging 
to him have survived except several white 
priestly collars, some of his fine linen hand- 
kerchiefs, scarves, and additional photographs. 



Cotton Candy Against Paul's Mountain 



One of the most beautiful sights in 
Virginia is Sweet Briar in the 
spring. Usually it starts eariy, 
during a few warm days at 
February's end. Pussy willows put out soft, 
fluffy gray catkins. Snowdrops blanket the 
slope behind Sweet Briar House in green and 
white, and aconites come from under the 
snow, their cheerful yellow blooms hugging 
the ground like a thousand little suns. Laven- 
der crocus poke spherical crowns proudly 
through the red clay. Forsythia blossoms 
strain through their tight little jackets, the 
brilliance when they unfold in clouds of gold 
enough to dazzle the most jaded winter- 
weary heart with the assurance that full, 
verdant spring is only a few weeks distant. 

But one of the most glorious sights of a 
Sweet Briar spring is only a lingering memory 
in the minds of those who knew it forty- 
some years ago. Then an apple orchard 




flourished where Babcock, Guion, the old 
railroad station, and parking areas are now — 
acre upon acre of massed fragrant pink and 
white blossoms — great bursts of cotton candy 
against Paul's Mountain and the surrounding 
green hills. 

Students took their books and sat against 
the tree trunks to saidy for exams — so much 
better than closed-Ln library stacks! Professors 
brought their classes there, obviously hoping 
for nature's inspiration. 

Even before the College buildings were 
constructed, the first Board of Directors felt 
that the College should be as self-sustaining 
as possible. Much of the money from the 
founder's estate seemed to be going at an 
alamiing rate due to unforeseen expenses. 
Their solution: the fami must, as far as pos- 
sible, feed the community, providing flour, 
fruit, meat, vegetables, and milk. Any extra 
produce could go to market. 

A horticulturist from Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute advised locations for the orchard 
and vegetable gardens. In 1902, an orchard 
of 1,000 apple trees was approved. Several 
varieties were planted, with some maturing 
later than others, so that jillions of apples 
would not need to be picked simultaneously. 
In spite of the staggered maturing of fruit, the 
trees all bloomed at the same time — a mag- 
nificent, unforgettable sight. 

The apple blossoms and tlie Sweet Briar 
roses were on the same schedule, and on 
warm, dew-laden evenings the fragrance was 
a heady mixture, drawing faculty and stu- 
dents out to stroll in groups, chatting and 
enjoying this once-a-year phenomenon. 

After Worid War II, the American 
economy changed. The expense of maintain- 
ing the old apple trees with seasonal spray- 
ing, trimming, and harvesting became a 
burden. So, the second half of Sweet Briar's 
20th century has been bereft of the glory of 
the orchard and its wonderful produce. The 
only reminders are a few old apple boxes in 
the Farm Tool Museum... except perhaps for 
an occasional faint, ghostly whiff that one 
who knew the orchard might catch on a 
warm, damp spring evening. 

By Ann Marshall Whitley '47 
Curator, Sweet Briar Museum 



Sweet Briar's Apple Orchard ca. mid-1 940s. Anyone recognize the students? 
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NOTICES 



Recent Deaths 

Isabel Chapa AC 

FaU 1993 
Mrs. Virginius Dabney 

(Douglas Chelf AC) 

January 29, 1994 
Mrs. Jane C. Calkins 

(Jane Claiborne AC) 

January 18, 1994 
Mrs. David L. Brumback 

(Gladys Marie Gilliiand 18) 

December 31, 1993 
Mrs. Henry C. Land 

(Katherine Hancock '23) 

December 5, 1993 
Mrs. Coleman S. Williams 

(Dora Hancock '25) 

November 23, 1993 
Mrs. John H. Marston 

(Emilie Halsell '27) 

November 5, 1993 
Mrs. Harry A. Holmlund 

(Frances Sample '27) 

Word received December 1993 
Mrs. John Prothero 

(Anna Barbara Vohn '29) 

November 9, 1993 
Mrs. Sumner W. Elton 

(Flo G. Brown '30) 

January 1, 1994 
Mrs. Walter T. Forbes 

(Augusta T. Porter '30) 

December 26, 1993 
Mrs. Leon C. Otis 

(Lucy Shirley '30) 

October 16, 1993 
Mrs. William Perkins 

(Julia Mayes Eagles '33) 

Word received December 1993 
Mrs. Francis E. Carter, Jr. 

(Cary Randolph Burwell '35) 

December 5, 1993 
Mrs. Mary Himes Beddoes 

(Mary Lorraine Himes '36) 

November 15, 1993 
Mrs. Albert B. Lancaster 

(Anne Wellford Luck '38) 

December 4, 1993 
Mrs. Betty Rinehart 

(Betty Lewis Frazier '39) 

January 7, 1994 
Mrs. William B. Yarborough 

(Katherine Searey Kleberg '39) 

January 15, 1994 
Mrs. Adrian J. Salvas 

(Eleanor Lawrence Vandruff '39) 

November 1, 1993 



Mis. Basil S. Cole, Jr. 

(Joan A. Myers '41) 

September 23, 1993 
Mrs. Richard A. Ide 

(Susan Rusmisel '62) 

November 30, 1993 
Mrs. James Neville 

(Cynthia Ann Gaudio '72) 

December 22, 1993 
Mrs. Vivian K. Liapis 

(Vivian Kousis '72) 

January 1, 1994 

NOTICE: If you wish to write to a 
member of the family of someone 
recently deceased, contact 
Alumnae Office. Sweet Briar. VA 
24595 (804)381-6131. for name 
and address. 




Cordelia Barricks, 1 991 Sweet 
Briar Day Luncheon 



Cordelia (Deedie) Kirkendall 
Barricks '25, 1903-1993 

A tribute by Penn Willets Fullerton 66 
President. SBC Club of San Frandsco/ 
Bay Area 

Sparkle! That's a synonym for 
Cordelia! There she would be at 
our annual Sweet Briar Day 
luncheon. She was our star, 
dressed to the nines with a bright 
Christmas necklace, eyes twinkling, 
anxious not to miss a word said. 
She truly sparkled. 

Cordelia deariy loved Sweet 
Briar. Serving faithfully as class 
secretary since 1977, she kept track 
of classmates with humor and a 



lively wit. And she attended her 
60th and 65th Reunions with a 
beau in tow — quite an amazing 
lady. In faa, Mary Sturr Stuart '62 
and 1 often saw her at Bay Area 
events in the company of very 
distinguished gentlemen. Who 
could blame them for wanting to 
escort this elegant, charming lady? 

She was belle of the ball at The 
Towers, a residence for seniors in 
Oakland. "I can never reach her!" 
Mary Smart would tell me after 
trying to call Cordelia. That's 
because Cordelia was on the 
runway at a fashion show, at the 
bridge table, or off visiting her 
many grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren. Costume parties at 
The Towers were her big favorites; 
she recently won first prize 
dressing herself up as a candy 
cane, escorted by a man named 
Abel — "Cane and Abel"! She once 
dressed as a California raisin — 
"Raisin' Cane"! 

Cordelia attended every San 
Francisco Sweet Briar Day with 
Mary Stuart, who was wonderful 
about taking her places when a 
beau wasn't escorting. Mary fondly 
recalls one of their last outings 
together: they both got into wheel- 
chairs and wheeled themselves 
around the Oakland Museum! Mary 
also was privileged to be at 
Cordelia's gala 90th Birthday Party, 
where Cordelia, as usual, sparkled, 
dressed in a black sheath, her hair 
up in elegant style, as she received 
over 200 guests. She was indeed 
the star of the evening. 

I am certain that heaven 
sparkles a lot more these days 



because of an elegant lady up 
there organizing costume parties 
and bridge games, when she's not 
busy with Sweet Briar classmates. 
We miss our twinkling star so 
much! 



Update 

Gifts to the Milan E. Hapala 
Memorial Fund have reached a 
total that now provides the 
nucleus for a memonal 
scholarship in Dr. Hapala's 
name. All further gifts will go 
toward the Milan Hapala 
Scholarship to be awarded to 
a junior majoring in International 
Affairs or Government, the 
funds to be used for study in 
the Czech Republic. 



Clarification: 

In answer to a query about the 
Fall 1993 magazine's "In the Sweet 
Briar Tradition," the Lucy Shepard 
Crawford Chair of Philosophy does 
e.xist. Although not fully funded, its 
income provides much needed 
support for professors in the 
philosophy department. 

Corrections: 

Winter 1994 magazine issue, 
p. 10, photo *3: The guests leaving 
the Museum were incorrectly listed 
as Kenneth and Margaret Stuart 
Wilson Dickey '41. Also, pp. 14-15, 
'Networking": The photos of 
Stacey Eisenberg and Katherine 
Lindsey were switched. Mea culpa! 




The Alumnae Staff, Sweet Briar College 

Boxwood Alumnae House, (804) 381-6131 

Call on us at any time! 

Louise Swiecki Zingaro '80, Director, Alumnae Association 

Diana Davidson, Alumnae Programs Coordinator 

Sandra Maddox '59, Exec. Secretary; Office Manager 

Nancy Godwin Baldwin '57, Editor, Alumnae Magazine 

Noreen Parker, Asst. Editor, Alumnae Magazine; 

Class Notes Editor; Tour Coordinator 

Bonnie Seitz, Computer Operator; Secretary 

Cynthia Sale, Secretary 

Frances Swift, Seaetary 




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mmt reunums 



TOP TO BOTTOM: 
Calling themselves "The Beach 
Bums," members of the Class of 
1 947 had a wonderful time in 
Ponte Vedra, FL in November '93. 
1 St row, l-r; Eleanor Crumrine 
Stewart; Jean Old; Shirley Levis 
Johnson; Ginger Barron Summer. 
2nd row, l-r: Irish Munter Derr; 
Ann Marshall Whitley; Margaret 
Redfern; Ann Brinson Nelson. 

Frank and Nina Sledge Burke's annual July 4 Barbecue in 
Highlands, NC, brought together a number of SBCers in '93. 1st 
row, l-r: Kathy Barnes Hendricks '70; Jane Pinckney Hanahan '57; 
Nina Sledge Burke '64. 2nd row, l-r: Derrill Maybank Hagood '55; 
Muffin (Paula) Steers '93; Carroll Weitzel Rivers '57; Sarah McDuffie 
Hardaway '46; Peggy Sheffield Martin '48. 

Dallas, TX 1 952s got together for lunch in October '93. L-r: Mary 
Graf Warren; Mary Bird Gesler Hanson; Gail Hall Swearlnger; Nell 
Grand Lynch; Anne Hoagland Kelsey. 

A December '93 luncheon in Providence, Rl reunited Suzanne 
Bassowitz Mentzinger '52 (I) and Dr. Lysbeth Muncy, SBC Charles 
A. Dana Professor of History Emerita. 



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BRIAR 

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1921 



Gerlrude Anderson still keeps tiouse 
and drives her car but says, "no longer at 
night." She stays close to Findlay, OH and 
ottier than some hearing loss she is line. 
Louise Zingaro, Director of the Alumnae 
Association visited her in December and 
says she is very sprightly and full of infor- 
mation Shelly Rouse Aagesen tells us 
that she and Nick are well but stay close to 
home. Nick has given up his car, which was 
traumatic, but they manage very well with 
excellent help at home and enjoy any visi- 
tors who come their way. She wishes she 
could see old friends and trade stories once 
again Florence Ives Hathaway has dif- 
ficulty in walking and writing but says her 
happy memories keep her going. Edith 
Durrell Marshall remains in the care unit 
of her retirement home in Cincinnati. Her 
condition is stable but she can no longer care 
lor herself following spinal surgery and a 
broken hip Gertrude Pauley Crawford 
writes that arthritis has claimed her knees 
which keeps her close to home. Her family 
is close by and 4 grandchildren and 6 greats 
are in and out all the time. Her holidays were 
wonderful with her family and she is still in 
her own house of many years. 

(Notes written by Edith Durrell 
Marshall's daugtiter, Ann Marshall 
Whitley '47.) 



1927 



After meeting granddaughter Wendy 
Pressel Sullivan '91 for Reunion (Helen's 
66th, Wendy's 2nd), Helen Smyser 
Talbott drove home, visiting family along 
the way. Helen had a busy August with visi- 
tors, went to VT in Oct. to see the leaves, and 
had her family visiting for Thanksgiving and 
again for a grandson's wedding in Dec. She 
looks fonward to a wk. in FL in June to at- 
tend a great granddaughter's baptism. 



1931 



President: Toole Rotter Wellford 
Secretary: Martha McBroom Shipman 

Thanks lor your enthusiastic response 
when I requested news; I am inspired again 
to compose a column for our classmates. 

Mary Leigh Seaton Marston. Rich- 
mond, VA, is "on the road" again: she was 
in Santa Barbara, CA, in the spring and vis- 
ited friends on the Potomac River during the 
summer; she also cruised to the 3 out is- 
lands ot HI and visited Sea Island, GA and 
the Gull of Mexico. She often catches up with 
SBC news from Cynthia Vaughn Price 
Virginia Cooke Rea and Fritz still lead 
active lives in l\yiarion. OH. They especially 
enjoy visits from their world travelling 
daughter Ann and husband Roger Craig who 
met in Paris as students on the SBC Jr. Year 
in France. Ann, a gourmet cook, visits an- 
nually to entertain 20 of the Reas' closest 
friends. Their younger daughter Jane and her 
husband Michael Shay, Salem, OR, visit with 
their two adorable adopted Korean children 
- Nathan, 7, and Ashby, 5. Virginia feels 
"blessed that they are still together and can 
enjoy life in their community." 

Oria Washabaugh Shenk. Tampa. 
FL, has 3 grandsons she is very proud of: 
one at Purdue pursuing a PhD. in literature 
and creative writing with the goal of teach- 
ing: the second doing his dissertation in 
Spanish literature at Vanderbilt; the other a 
3rd yr. orthopaedic resident at Vanderbilt U. 
Hospital. Orla's son Bob is still a newspa- 
per editor in Redding, CA, and Tom is happy 
in Mt. Airy, NC. A card arrived from Nell 
Tyson Postles with her new address: 4000 
Cathedral Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016. 
Gill Hilton Pritchard s husband is in a 
nursing home in Oceanside, CA, but she is 
in good health Virginia Bristow Davis 
retired, after 50 yrs., from the insurance 
business in Franklin, VA. Virginia has 2 
daughters, 3 granddaughters, and 2 great- 
grandsons. She is "hooked on the Redskins 
and rack music!" Nancy Hunter, Maryville, 
TN, had a delightful trip to Panama and 
Costa Rica 4/92, and Elderhostel trips to NM 
in Nov. and ME 7/93. 

Cards arrived simultaneously from Jo 
Gibbs DuBois and Polly Swift Calhoun; 
theirs has been a wonderful friendship ot 
over 60 years! Jo, who lives in Delavan, Wl, 



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swims, has volunteered at tfie local hospital 
for 30 years, also volunteers for "Meals on 
Wheels," and helps wiith SMILES, a program 
to teach disabled persons to ride horseback. 
Her older son is a pilot for United Airlines, 
based in Seattle; she will spend Thanksgiv- 
ing with him. Her other son and his wife, who 
live near Jo, just adopted a 4 yr, old Russian 
girl: Jo's daughter and son in-law live in the 
mountains of CO and sail in the winter. She 
visited them this past summer, Jo also sees 
Polly Calhoun and Carolyn Martindale 
Blouin, '30, at least once a year. Polly 
Calhoun reports that Jo DuBois, her son 
Jack and grandson Jonathan as well as 
Polly's daughter Sue Calhoun Heminway, 
'58, her husband Cal and their son, a lazz 
trumpeter living in VT, plus other assorted 
friends, spent 4 days at the Calhouns' 
Adirondack camp at the height of the foliage 
color, Polly is still a dormitory house mother 
for the prep school across the street from her 
in Cornwall, CT, and shares her house with 
a cancer family. She closes with, "Never a 
dull moment!" 

Dot Ayres Holt's note included a pic- 
ture of her seated in her stunning apartment 
at the Arbors, the retirement home she 
moved to in '91. Dot is "into the activities 
committee" so she attends theater and con- 
certs and plays a bit of bridge; Tony lives 
about 25 miles away so she sees him often. 
Since Dot still drives she also gets to Hamp- 
ton where she lived before. A note from Bir- 
mingham, AL, from Mary Nice Jemison. 
She lunches twice a week with "the girls," 
plays bridge, attends the theater and an oc- 
casional movie. Her 6th grandchild, a girl, 
will be married in Jan, and her 7th, a boy, 
"will not be far behind," Mary still goes to 
FL for Jan. and to the NC mountains for 2 
wks. in the summer with the same 3 friends 

Two notes from Marietta, GA. The first 
was from Jean Cole Anderson who was 
in Cody, WY, for the dedication of the new 
Visitors' Center lor the Buffalo Bill Dam 
which was built by her father (1904-'10), in 
the Shoshono Canyon. Jean was honored as 
D.W. Cole's daughter and helped unveil the 
plaque. Jean's daughter Lovat and grandson 
Johnny, son David and daughter-in-law 
Nancy and granddaughter Jennifer were all 
in attendance. Jean's other granddaughter 
Ellen could not join them because of classes 
at U. of GA. Jean and Helen Lawrence 
VanderHorst go to Travelog and garden 
club meetings together. Helen spent Christ- 
mas '92 with her son and his family in west 
TN; in June she visited her daughter and 
family in Swampscott, MA; in Aug. Helen 
had her whole family, including a 1 yr. old 
great-granddaughter at the beach in NC. She 
remains busy with her church 
and Shakespeare Club. 

Ginnie Quintard Bond lives at Fox 
Hall, an elegant retirement home in 
Westwood, MA, suburban Boston. She 
drives to the Museum of Fine Arts, the the- 
ater and the symphony. Ginnie had to give 
up golf due to hip surgery but has taken up 
croquet; "We have an elegant official English 
croquet court and I love to play!" She took a 
very strenuous Smithsonian Mediterranean 



cruise in April and plans to meet friends in 
Singapore 4/94. She looks fonward to our 
65fh reunion - in 1996 - and wonders how 
many of us will make it and be mobile. I'd 
bet on a good turn-out! 

Aggie Cleveland Stackhouse 
Spartanburg, SC, writes that her daughter 
Jennifer's son David Fborec graduated from 
Princeton and is now doing a masters at 
U.VA-planning to teach. Prudy Sandifer 
Scott's ('59) son Carleton graduates in May 
from the Savannah School of Art and Design 
with a major in photography. Granddaugh- 
ter Jennifer is at U. of Alabama studying in- 
terior design. Helen Sim Mellen and 
Harold spent 2 wks. in the White Mts. of NH 
where they have gone for many yrs. to enjoy 
the fall color. They visited son John and his 
wife. The Mellens, who live in Whiting, NJ, 
enjoyed an Austrian trip with the 
Smithsonian and will spend Christmas in 
Bermuda. She adds that they "really like it 
right here where Harold can play the piano, 
by ear, tor the enioyment of many." Eda 
Bainbridge Kolbe feels fortunate to be in 
an especially nice retirement home in 
Naples, FL. She never gets bored and is as 
busy as she wants to be. Jean Country- 
man Presba is also in FL, at Siesta Key. 
She spent the summer in Wl but the rains 
and mosquitoes made it "horrendous." She 
still did some herb gardening and put up lots 
of "pesto." Jean enjoyed a visit with son 
David and his wife in Denver. She will remain 
in FL until May and, I hope, will be fully re- 
covered from knee replacement surgery. 

What a treat to see Cynthia Vaughn 
Price in Baltimore at the Sweet Briar Rec- 
ognition week-end in Sept. Sadly, her hus- 
band Francis died in March; Cynthia went 
ahead with their plans to move into Weil- 
Spring, a new retirement community in 
Greensboro, NC. She manages to keep busy 
with her bridge, garden and literary clubs, as 
well as the symphony. Virginia Hall 
Lindley, '32, just moved into Well-Spring; 
Cynthia looks fonward to spending time with 
her. Cynthia looks wonderful and we had 
several meals and day trips together, so we 
got to catch up after many years. Harriet 
Wilson Tarburt lives in a retirement com- 
munity in Mars, Pa, outside Pittsburgh, with 
a "wonderful group of people." She was in 
San Leandro, CA, lor a visit with her son and 
for her granddaughter's 8th grade gradua- 
tion. Harriet's older daughter lives in West 
Hartford, CT, with a second home in Santa 
Fe, NM; her other daughter lives in Pitts- 
burgh so she is in constant contact with her 
family. Harriet writes; "I'm fortunate to have 
a wonderful family and great step-family 
from my second marriage." 

It is sad to report this list of those who 
have died since my last column; Perrone 
Whittaker Scott (2/15/93); Katharine 
Perry Dorleld (5/93); Elizabeth Kremer 
Solliday ( 5/18/93); Helen Crane 
McCary (date unknown); and Eleanor 
Faulk Cone (5/28/93). I'm sure everyone 
in the class joins me in sending sympathy 
to their families. 

Despite numerous chronic health prob- 
lems, I continue to travel and enjoy my fam- 



ily. I spent March in Delray Beach, FL; my 
daughter Jane Kuntz ('58) accompanied me 
for the month. There are many SBC alum- 
nae in the area; Polly Woodward Hill, who 
has a house in Palm Beach, and I had lunch 
and bridge together several times. Polly trav- 
els extensively since she has family both in 
this country and Switzerland. I had lunch 
with Gladys Wester Horton ('30) at the beau- 
tiful retirement community where she lives. 
Harbour's Edge. I also caught glimpses of 
Sally Shallenberger Brown and Wes 
Ward Francis ('37); I was sorry to miss Dot 
Bortz Ballantine ('29). Jane's entire family 
visited me at my cottage on Burt Lake, Ml, 
this summer; we had 4 generations from 2 
to 84 years! As I said earlier, the trip to Bal- 
timore was the highlight of the fall. The Col- 
lege planned wonderful activities and the 
Baltimore Club provided such gracious hos- 
pitality. Although I am on a walker, all the 
staff made me feel that I was no trouble and 
I had a glorious time! Since Jane lives close 
by in Dayton, I see her regularly. Her young- 
est daughter Anne is also there, working as 
a bereavement counselor tor Hospice and 
working on her masters in mental health 
counselling. Jane's daughter Lee Eckerman 
is a victim-witness coordinator for the dis- 
trict attorney of 2 counties in Clarksville.TN; 
she and Bob have a 3 1 /2 year old son Scot- 
tie. Lee's twin sister Martha Schenck lives in 
Burke, VA, and is the director of a private 
nursery school in Alexandria; Martha and 
Don have 2 little girls, Katie, 5 and Lauren, 
3. My son Ship and his wife Peggy still live 
in Wilton, CT, where Ship is a stockbroker 
and financial planner and Peggy a travel 
agent. My only grandson Franklin Shipman 
III graduated from U of VT and is now trav- 
elling around the world before settling down. 
Besides Ship III, they have 2 daughters; Jane 
is an account executive with Dorf and 
Stanton, a p.r. firm in NYC; Maggie works 
for IBM in sales although she is a trained 
social worker. Ship gets out to visit me in 
Troy, where I still live in an apt., several times 
a yr. I am very grateful to all of you for send- 
ing your news; our classmates are still lead- 
ing active and productive lives. I also 
continue to be thankful, even after all these 
years, for the enduring legacy Sweet Briar 
has provided me — and you. 



1935 



President: Anne Baker Gerhart 

Secretary: Mary V. Marks 

Fund Agent: Lucy (Hobby) Hoblitzell 

It occurred to me as I watched the docu- 
mentary on the depression that the rough 
economic times we encountered as fresh- 
men had the happy result that we all feel a 
part of our class whether or not we could stay 
the full 4 years. We really are an upbeat 
group of alumnae. Yes, Betty Fox Moon, 
we do know how lucky we are and so rejoice 
with you on your 58th wedding anniversary 
and your drive from AZ up the West Coast 



tor your family reunion on your son's farm 
inWA. 

Want to tell you how nice it is to hear 
about trips such as Mary Honeywell 
Dodds' safari in S. Africa and Alice 
Laubach's plans for a tour of Guatemala. 
Alice has renewed her driver's license for 
another 4 years and has joined the ranks of 
us who no longer wear high heels comfort- 
ably. And Jane Lawder's fishing trips 
which "usually yield some trout" went on fall 
hold in favor of a 3-wk. tour of Australia and 
New Zealand. Glad she enjoys back to na- 
ture experiences, even the rather strenuous 
ones Anne Temple Samson and hus- 
band Bud stayed State-side in order to take 
an Alaskan cruise and mini-vacations in 
South Lake Tahoe and Yosemite plus a pic- 
nic at Bohemian Grove, wine tasting in Napa 
Valley and viewing 300 redwoods on the 
Russian River. All this together with a spring 
drive along the Blue Ridge and visit to Sweet 
Briar surely must make them look forward to 
a "quiet winter" at home in Houston. 

Alma Simmons Rountrey sent along 
a photo taken at our 55th reunion. She and 
Lucy Hoblitzell (who has been much in- 
volved in feeding and restoration sen/ices 
following the floods in WV) want to remind 
us that our 60th will arrive sooner than we 
think - so plan now! Alma is completing her 
3rd yr. as church elder, volunteers in a local 
charity, serves as decent with a museum and 
takes to the bleachers when her oldest 
granddaughter plays in her university's 
marching band Lav Dillon Wintzer, 
Helen Wolcott, Hester Kraemer Avery 
and I were also in the photo. Lav's card came 
too late for last year's notes but I can report 
her involvement in a big Dillon reunion 8/ 
93 - the 125th anniv. of her grandfather's 
founding of the E. Dillon Co.. in VA. Helen 
Wolcott and I talk each week and celebrated 
each other's birthdays at wickedly expensive 
restaurants. She is much involved with her 
church and the Presbyterian Home, stays 
abreast of Kennedy Center theater perfor- 
mances and makes time to be a good neigh- 
bor and also a good caretaker of her 2 happy 
black cats. Hester, I am saddened to report, 
died in March. She had written in Dec. that 
her condo overlooked the Garden of the 
Gods and Pike's Peak and that she would 
spend Christmas in Boston with her 2 sons. 
We've also lost 3 other classmates in recent 
years; Catherine Brandt Bryant 6/92, 
Barbara Raymond White 11/92, and 
Dorothy Barry Ketcham 6/9/93 Dot s 
son Donald wrote that "Sweet Briar helped 
make her the fine woman she was. Thank 
you." What a beautiful tribute. 

It's always interesting to find out 
about unusual events. Last year Mary 
Templeton received a letter addressed to 
her deceased father (at his defunct law firm 
in a torn-down building) in answer to a let- 
ter sent to Ireland in 1908. She learned that 
her grandmother's brother's children still live 
in Ireland so in Sept. she and sister Jean met 
7 of their Harkness cousins tor an unex- 
pected family reunion in Sligo, southern Ire- 
land. Another unusual reunion site was the 
USS Constitution in HI. For a week 1 2 of the 



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Barbara Benzinger Lindsley family 
toured the islands doing their own thing but 
met for meals - a recommended arrange- 
ment Banks McPherson Harper has a 

different type of "unusual" to report. The 
youngest of her 4 daughters, Betsy, is be- 
ing married this winter so her parents are 
"very proud to be involved in a wedding in 
our old age." I identify with Frances Spiller 
Scott's description of her visit to Sea Island 
- "we played croquet and bridge in a burst 
of energy " She retired from the bank about 
1 yrs. ago and now after her 2nd husband's 
recent death is planning a move to a 
smaller apartment. She sees Mary Wynn 
Wayman of Fort Worth quite often. 

Our class president's 1992 response 
card arrived 4/93 after she returned from a 
cruise through the Panama Canal! (Others of 
you who delay using the postcard, let me 
hear from you whenever.) Anne has been 
studying French and belongs to a club where 
she writes papers on the topic of the year. 
Beverley Hill Furniss enjoys her retire- 
ment village life where there is always a lot 
going on. She swims every morning and has 
started a class in line dancing. She does get 
to Atlanta occasionally to see her son John 
and while there touches base with Natalae 
Strickland Waters Rebecca Young 
Fraser also sees Natalae since both are 
active in Atlanta's community events. Becky 
still lives in her house of 51 yrs. She wrote 
glowingly of SBC president, Barbara Hill and 
the new development officer, "Mitch" Moore. 
Becky had attended the fall Donor Recogni- 
tion Weekend in Baltimore/Annapolis. 

The birth of their 1st great grandchild in 
Albuquerque caused Katherlne James 
Hall and Jack to delay their departure for FL 
in favor of a family gathering in St. Louis for 
Christmas. Katherine has a namesake grand- 
daughter who will return from her |r. yr. at 
the Univ. of Florence in time for the festivi- 
ties. Tennis 3 times a wk. will need new 
scheduling. I won't tell you how Isabel 
Scriba describes herself since the mainte- 
nance of her Garden City home must have 
gotten to her! Sounds like she needs to visit 
her "little place" on the FL Keys now as well 
as in the winter. Perhaps we both should 
follow the example of Marguerite Duval 
McGinnis. She asked a local art class to 
copy a picture of the West Dell which in- 
cluded the old Sweet Briar Oak. It's now 
framed and provides relaxing memories. 

Jean Delamarter Halverson has 
had a busy year which included a 3-wk. trip 
with daughter Pam to London, Switzerland 
and Paris and this Sept. to Concord, MA and 
Nantucket. She'll probably stay closer to 
home now that son Chris and family are re- 
locating from San Francisco to Winter Park, 
FL. I hope Jean knows that Blandina 
Jones Skilton has lived in Winter Park for 
many yrs. Blandina had a "special" time in 
June watching her oldest grandson receive 
his Doctorate in Law at Cornell where both 
his father and grandfather went to college. 
She also makes seasonal visits to North 
Charleston, SC to see son Bill at St. Thomas 
Episcopal Church and gives many hrs. of 
volunteer work at her church. The note from 



Alison Dunne Harrison and Hunt post- 
marked North Bay, CA, doesn't mention all 
that French we studied at the Sorbonne back 
in 1934, but she does say that the birth of a 
brand new great granddaughter now quali- 
fies them as sr. citizens. Sounds to me like 
more bridge is on tap and golf and of course 
their gardening which invites competition 
from deer and quail. Harriet Williams 
Rand also tells of great grands. She has 2, 
a boy and a girl, born in Rl. Harriet is in Vero 
Beach, FL so that means travel time for great 
grandma. Was sorry to learn that her hus- 
band Dallas died after a long illness ayr. ago. 
Harriet found a cruise through the Baltic was 
very relaxing in July. Frances "Pood" 
Morrison Ruddell has also been widowed. 
She hears every now and then from Judy 
Halliburton Davis. Judy and Burke moved 
into an attractive retirement complex in 
Greensboro but will continue to spend most 
of their time in the mountains where they still 
maintain a big garden and have held meet- 
ings of the NC Botanical Garden and the 
Herb Society of America. Judy is on the 
board of the Botanical Garden, and Burke on 
the Duke Gardens. They had a delightful 
summer visit from Ann Temple Samson and 
her husband, and later had fun seeing Becky 
Young Frazer at the SB weekend in Balti- 
more. The 5 grandchildren are thriving. 

1992 was a tough year for Marian 
Walker Alcaro whose husband and also 
her son Tony, our 1 st class baby, died. Sepa- 
rations and changes have come into the 
lives of more and more of us. We also have 
been blessed along the way. Mary Jane 
Hastings Dunfee still enjoys living in 
Morelos, Mexico and says "ail is well" now 
that her husband is recuperating from a 
stroke. And Julia Peterkin has moved to 
a continuing care retirement center in 
Sykesville, MD called Fairhaven. She is 
comfortable in a 3-room cottage and says 
she will welcome visitors. Sounds like a 
great spot for a spring outing. 

As tor me, I realize I should practice my 
typing - so many errors in spite of the fact 
that I really am accurate when volunteering 
at our library's computer. Right now I've 
some altar linens awaiting my iron and I 
must finish up some potholders for our up- 
coming bazaar. Have taken too much time 
feasting on a maple tree's beauty and mov- 
ing furniture in preparation for the window 
washers. I am most fortunate that so many 
of you wrote. Thanks to each one of you. 



1939 



President: Sarah Belk Gambrell 
Vice-President: Patricia Balz Vincent 
Secretary: Jean McKenney Stoddard 
Fund Agent: Julia Ridgely Howe 

Mary Frances Buchanan, in Rich- 
mond, VA, continues to enjoy surf fishing in 
front of her beach house in Nag's Head, NC. 
She is again an officer in her church, and is 
House Chairman and Honorary President of 



the Garden Club of VA. Another accomplish- 
ment: she has 10 grandchildren, 3 of whom 
are in college. Janet Thorpe writes that her 
life is quiet but busy "the way retirement 
goes." Looking forward to reunions in '94 
is the theme of many cards, including 
Lucy Jeffers in NYC and Augusta Saul 
Edwards Farrier in Roanoke, VA. "A little 
tennis, a little group-piano-playing, church 
activities and travel, plus birthday parties and 
graduations" gave Augusta a busy year! 

Grace Robinson McGuire and Bill 
"live a delightful good-for-nothing life in a 
retirement home in Charlotte," happy with 10 
grandchildren ranging from law school to 
kindergarten In Virginia Beach, VA, Ann 
Parks IS "in good health but getting worse 
and worse at golf." She keeps in touch with 
Lucy Jeffers EleonorClaffin Williams - 
Clafty - attended a group art show in Bor- 
deaux in which she was participating. "It was 
interesting to meet artists from all over 
the world." She also spent some time in 
Paris. Marguerite Myers Glenn went to 
Vancouver, Canada, and Victoria as well as 
several trips to CO and Hong Kong. While 
at home she watches over 1 72 acres of cran- 
berries and looks forward to the harvesting. 
Her grandchildren attend San Francisco 
University, Willamette U. in Salem, OR, and 
Colorado State at Fort Collins. 

Betsy Bell Emmons divides her life 
between Portsmouth, NH and Naples, FL, 
and volunteers in both places. She will soon 
move to a retirement home in Exeter, NH and 
is enthusiastic about her plans and her new 
location. From Rocky Mount, NC Shirley 
Jones Woodard writes that activities have 
been very limited as her husband is not well. 
However, visits from family and friends 
have kept them entertained. And from 
Rancho Santa Fe, CA comes word that Jane 
Holden Walker sold her condo on the is- 
land of Kauai. She spent some time there and 
also in Greece. Her grandson, from Poztola 
Valley, CA, is a fresliman at Duke. Fritz and 
Tready Downs enjoy travelling but admit 
that the kennel fees for their 2 dogs equal 
their travel expenses! Between trips the 
Downses keep active golfing and bowling. 
Anne Dearstyne Cornwell "is fortunate 
to live 10 miles south of the Missouri River," 
and so escaped the '93 floods. She was for- 
tunate, too, in going to CA, and England 
where her granddaughter graduated from 
Cambridge Univ. She speaks 5 languages 
fluently, and is job-hunting for "something 
where she can use them." 

The Board of Directors of the Summer 
Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield,NH, have 
given Julia Ridgely Howe "a lifetime sub- 
scription to all the plays and musicals dur- 
ing the summer." in the 130-yr.-old red barn. 
Julia adds "I can't think of anything that has 
given me more pleasure" and signs her card 
from "your completely contented classmate." 
Kay Bonsall Strong comments on how the 
years rush by! She has 3 grandsons in S. 
Africa and 3 granddaughters in NJ, and she 
commutes between them. Her son Robert 
will marry his beautiful Filipino fiance this 
year, and her older son will accompany 
Bouncey to St. Malo. France to a 50th me- 



morial reunion for her brother. This past year 
has been full of medical spooks." writes 
Jean Moore von Sternberg from Mis- 
sion Viejo. CA. Her husband George "4 mos. 
after crushing his shoulder, had another fall, 
resulting in a total hip replacement." In Oct., 
the von Sternbergs went on a long awaited 
- and hopefully fall free! - sea cruise. 

"I spend most of my time trying to see 
all there is in AZ. There is always something 
new and different and not enough time in the 
day. I am busy and wish all of you were here 
too!" This from Betty Barnes Bird in Sun 
City. A2 Annie Benedict Swain and Ned 
are "enjoying retirement home living," and 
she says that "in many ways it's like going 
back to college! Wonderful setting, nice 
people, and plenty to do. I had a plot in the 
community garden so I had cut flowers for 
our apartment, and a few tomatoes!" From 
the Eastern Shore, Connie Wallace Price 
wonders why people think of it as a quiet, 
peaceful and restful place when she is busier 
than she "ever believed possible - and no 
SBC gals to help!" Cherrie Wilson 
Arrington is still tutoring in Adult Basic 
Education, and working with the long-term 
care advisory committee. Her son. his wife 
and baby daughter moved from FL to Atlanta 
"which puts them now in viewing range of 
the Arringtons in Asheboro, NC." Eleonor 
Vandruff Salvas is still in the Andover 
nursing home in NJ, after suffering a stroke 
last year. 

From downtown St. Paul. MN, where 
she recently moved, Nancy Gatch Svien 
says "my apartment connects with our fine 
skyways and one can walk under glass all 
year long, and be in touch with the heart of 
the city. Everything is within reach - food, 
doctors, theaters, libraries and shopping. I 
have a terrific view of the Mississippi and the 
barge-train-boating life of this part of the 
world. With my 3 children living here, it is 
the perfect place for me." Mary Jeff Welles 
Pearson is in a retirement home near Win- 
chester, and "envies all the '39ers who are 
still taking strenuous trips and can do all the 
things they want " Yvonne Leggett Dyer 
Sanford feels negligent about writing to all 
her friends, but wants them all to know she 
"is still an earth creature and grateful for 
Sweet Briar pals." Her children are nearby, 
and all is well with her and her family. 

In La Jolla. CA. Suzette Boutell 
McLeod and husband John keep busy with 
the Society for Computer Simulation, and 
she continues her work with Church Women 
United. They are happy that their younger 
son Robert and his family recently moved 
from CO to AZ so they will be able to see him, 
Nancy and their 5 grandchildren more. 
Gracey Luckett Bradley had a reunion at 
Linville, NC. with Lottie, Henri, and Lillian. 
Her other news is her new apartment at 100 
Glenview Place. Naples, FL. Among the 
many places visited by Lee Montague 
Watts in the past year were the Hill Towns 
of Italy, Vancouver, Istanbul, the Greek Isles. 
OR, and Athens. She also sailed on the "Sea 
Cloud" in the Mediterranean, did a lot of 
sightseeing, shopping, and eating, and had 
a wonderful time! 



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Must end with ttie sad news ttiat 3 class- 
mates have left us: Leila Bond Preston (2/ 
16/93). Valeria Gott Murphey (5/28), and 
Anna Espach Weckler (9/6) Deepest 
sympathy to all their families. 



1943 



President: Prentiss Jones Hale 
Secretary: Elizabeth Hall Schwartz 
Fund Agents: Mary Love Ferguson 
Sanders, Margaret Swindell 
Dickerman 

Our sympathy goes out to the family of 
Mary Law Taylor who died 4/22/93. and 
to Barbara McNeill Yow whose husband 
Jack died in Sept. of a massive stroke. Heard 
from Marjorie Shugart of the death of her 
husband. Burt on 7/7, but she is so happy 
to have such fond memories of our wonder- 
ful 50th reunion. 

Our 50th reunion is now a happy 
memory for the 43 of us who were there. I 
wish all of you could have been there for a 
wonderful occasion. Tookie Kniskern 
White says she and Bob enjoy retirement 
and time for their 13 grandchildren, ages 22 
- 1 year. Still living in the mountains over- 
looking Waikiki and Pacific Ocean. Chesley 
Johnson Dale - Arnurius can be found 
either at IVIorris Lake or one of the Walking 
Horse Shows where husband Arnie usually 
rides. Three children, all in teaching profes- 
sion, and 4 grandchildren. Suzanne Dou- 
glas Terry remained at Johns Island even 
after her husbands death 1 yrs. ago. 3 chil- 
dren and 8 grandchildren all love to visit. 
Back in school studying French is Betty 
Braxton (Broc) Preston and is instrumen- 
tal in the operation of a food pantry for an 
Intertaith Assistance Organization. Jeanne 
Turney Benjamin is still dreaming of scor- 
ing in the 80's in her golf and has begun 
52nd year of marriage to the same man. 
Effie Seigling Bowers reports 6 children 
and 8 grandchildren. She plays chatty bridge 
and is involved with church and the music 
dept. at Columbus College (not performing). 
Esther Jett Holland had a busy summer 
with children and their families at Virginia 
Beach. One son is moving back to Suffolk 
andwill live one block from them. Elizabeth 
Weems Obervfetter has 28 children and 
grandchildren all living nearby in CO. She 
and first husband Pat Westfeldt are friendly 
divorced parents. Her second husband was 
conductor Izler Solomon, deceased, as is 3rd 
husband, childhood sweetheart Mauro 
Oberwetter. Enjoying the quiet life of Cape 
Cod are Virginia Dewing Dorsey and 
John. Their 2 daughters and husbands are 
all teachers and their 4 grandchildren a de- 
light. She spends her time at bridge and oil 
painting. Posy Hazard Potter had 3 fun 
weeks with children in Aug. in Rl, and a visit 
with her sister and tour of the Canyons in A2. 
Annabelle Forsch Prager wishes to alert 
the grandmas of our class about her new 
book "The Baseball Party" which will be 



published soon by Random House. She is 
still busy with the Interschool Orchestra of 
New York she founded and there are now 5 
of them. In the spring there will be a Youth 
Festival of the IVlusic of Germany sponsored 
by the German government. A second grand- 
son lor Beth Dickman Smith was born to 
daughter Caroline. Grandchild #18 was wel- 
comed by Dorothy Campbell Maher and 
granddaughter Page Scribner, SBC class of 
'93, graduated t\/lagna Cum Laude Phi Beta 
Kappa. She included news that Bonnilee 
Key Garrett and Gavin celebrated their 50th 
anniv. in June. Clare Eager Matthai took 
a nostalgic trip back to Chelsea, Nova Scotia 
where she spent summers of her youth and 
went through the house they owned. Went 
also to Prince Edward island and Cape 
Breton Janice Fitzgerald Wellons still 
teaches piano and husband Jimmy was cho- 
sen one of 15 outstanding judges and attor- 
neys of NC to be interviewed by UNC Law 
School and have his biography put in the 
University Library. Jane Findlay Tate and 
Charlie continue work with Family Selection 
Committee of Habitat for Humanity. Sum- 
mers are spent in Canada and remainder of 
year in Sarasota, FL. Since reunion Fay 
Martin Chandler saw Letria Ord Bonbright 
in Nautucket and she and Al had dinner with 
Louise Moore Nelson and Bruce on their way 
from ME to VA Mary Love Ferguson 
Sanders and Lynn took a break from the 
heat and spent 2 wks. in CO and plan a trip 
soon to see the Copper Canyon by train 
in Mexico. She saw Sandy Packard 
Sargent's husband Leonard's interview on 
CBS news re: Returning Wolves to the 
Yellowstone Area. Sorry we didn't know 
about it. The highlight of Kitty Doar Jones 
summer was a 2-wk. cruise on Holland 
American's new Statendam in the Baltic Sea. 
After attending our 50th at SBC, Anne 
McJunkin Briber and Frank went to his 
50th at MIT, Saw the Boston Pops live and 
visited Colby College in ME where their 
granddaughter is a freshman. The summer 
was spent in Milwaukee and returned to 
Amelia Island in Sept. with a stop to visit 
daughter Ann in Washington D.C. After re- 
union Caroline Miller McClintock and 
Gales visited Esther Jett Holland and Hugh 
in Suffolk, VA and drove down the NC Outer 
Banks ferrying to mainland and SC. In mid 
Sept. they attended a Sweet Briar Recogni- 
tion Weekend in Baltimore. They and Mar- 
garet Swindell Dickerman, Nancy 
(Ping) Pingree Drake and Em, Frances 
Gregg Petersmeyer and Wrede repre- 
sented the class of 43 Byrd Smith Hunter 
and Frank went in Feb. to the Yucatan, Ja- 
maica and Grand Canyon. In Sept. went to 
Nags Head. NC and spent their 50th wedding 
anniv. in Little Switzerland, NC. So happy to 
hear from Betty Lawrie Kimbraugh after 
a long silence. She and Dick now live in 
Stuart, FL. She plays lots of tennis and 
bridge and does some Jr. League work. 
Travel consists of a cruise occasionally, vis- 
iting daughter Laurie and grandson Wade in 
Denver and son Richard Jr. and bride in 
Santa Fe. Spent 2 weeks ot summer visiting 
friends in various areas of their home state 



Ml Fayette McDowell Willett writes that 
Marguerite Hume had a mini SBC re- 
union for some who missed the 50th Mary 
Wheeler Hilliard, Helen Lawton Mitchell, Ann 
Williams Tuley, Anne Tweedy Ardery and 
Fayette joined her for lunch and tales of re- 
union. Marguerite has been to Iowa to help 
the Red Cross effort with flood relief in Des 
Moines and Bettendorf and then to Wales 
with friends for vacation, Mary Carter 
Richardson cruised from NY to Quebec 
and back. Had success at bingo, slot ma- 
chines and a bridge championship. Tookie 
Kniskern White says this is their year for 
travel. A trip up the Columbia River Gorge, 
Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier before reunion. A trip 
to Southeast Alaska and visit with friends in 
VT and the Adirondaks. Going on safari to 
Kenya and Tanzania this fall. Brooks 
Barnes had a visit from Ouija and Bob Bush 
in June and lots of other summer visitors, 
Ouija Bush and Bob visited Brooks and 
also Nancy Eagles O'Bannon during a 6-wk. 
car trip in the East. Bob has since had a knee 
replacement and is doing well, Virginia 
White Brinton discovered that our class- 
mate Resell Faulkner Scales is a close 
neighbor. She attended the Ewald Scholar 
conference on American Indians at Sweet 
Briar. Also, attended conference in Rich- 
mond on Race and Reconciliation. Betty 
Schmeisser Nelson led Bojan, her Cairn 
Terrier, to a UD degree in the obedience ring. 
Very proud of her. Now back doing volun- 
teer work. Prentice Jones Hale says they 
spent one wk, in NH and another on Cape 
Cod with Peter's sister. Still a counselor lor 
Sexual Assault Crisis Service and Head of 
the Altar Guild and Sub-Deacon at her 
church. Dot Stauber McCarthy and Joe 
went on the "Crown Odysey" up the west 
coast of Nonway and into the Artie Circle. 
1300 miles from the North Pole. Saw spec- 
tacular scenery of waterfalls, mountains, gla- 
ciers, reindeer and native Laplanders, etc. 
Frances Taylor Twigg had a rough 1 992 
medically, but is thankfully back to her nor- 
mal busy schedule of church work and 
bridge. Nancy (Ping) Pingree Emerson 
also wrote of their meeting in Baltimore at 
SBC's recognition of many working on the 
Capital Drive. One grandchild is a freshman 
at Princeton playing Varsity Field Hockey so 
will make a trip there before season ends. 
Page Ruth Foster is getting back into low 
impact aerobics and volunteer work at her 
grandson's school after poor health in 1992. 
Son Robin now Chief Planning Officer for 
City and County of Honolulu. Son Nelson 
co-authored the book "Chilies to Chocolate" 
published late 1992. Daughter Dolly study- 
ing for degree in counseling. Lucy Kiker 
Jones visited her grandson in San Antonio, 
TX in Oct. She sees Esther Jett at the beach 
every summer Elizabeth Shepherd 
(Shep) Scott is settled in a restored town 
house in her hometown. She has a son and 
a daughter but no grandchildren. Skip 
Bracher Leggett writes one wall of her 
house is now covered with Jack's latest 30 
lb trophy fish Margaret Swindell 
Dickerman attended the Alumnae Council 
week-end which Mary Love Sanders and I 



could not attend. It was a good working 
week-end and we will soon be hearing from 
her and Mary Love, our new fund agents. 

Since reunion we have had a quiet sum- 
mer with short trips to Austin, San Antonio 
and Matamores, Mexico, Looking forward to 
a NYC Theater tour in Dec. with my sister 
Ruth Hall Peckham Class of '45. Thanks for 
a great response to my cards. Let's plan now 
for our 55th reunion. 



1947 



President: Jane Warner Williams 
Secretary: Elizabeth Ripley Davey 
Fund Agents: Lucinda Converse Ash, 
Katharine Weisiger Osborne 

Many thanks to ail for the great cards 
and letters! I wish I could do justice to all the 
news but lor the sake of brevity I must con- 
dense so much. And thanks again to Nan for 
helping me out last time! Kay Weisiger 
Osborne stays busy and happy with study 
groups, elderhostels and bridge mixed in 
between visits to her mother at the Presby- 
terian nursing home in Charlotte and chil- 
dren in FL and Seattle. She controls her 
arthritis with water therapy and works to sim- 
plify her life and possessions. Isabel 
Zulick Rhoads moved from her address of 
34 yrs. and learned that "one does accumu- 
late things!". Our sympathy to Martha 
Budd Shelnutt who lost her mother to can- 
cer. In May Martha had a wonderful time on 
the SBC trip to Italy and reports a new grand- 
daughter born in June. Pat Hassler 
Schubert and Jack returned in Oct. from a 
visit with Emily Schubert Carr and Bob 
at their vacation home in Hilton Head. 
Elaine Davis Blackford and Chuck who 
have retired to Hilton Head came for dinner. 
Elaine and Pat hadn't seen each other for 40 
yrs! Pat and Jack also went on the SBC trip 
to Italy in May. Ann Webb Moses had a 
trip to southern Italy in May with the 
Vergilian Society, staying at Cumae, just 
north of Naples. She also writes that "August 
we spent in New England, the highlight be- 
ing a week on a NH lake with 1 4 of my rela- 
tives, including our daughter, her husband, 
and their Sarah (3), and my sister Sally Webb 
Lent (SBC '50) and her descendants." Anne 
is busier than ever with her work at DSC Med 
School, playing roles of patients in classes 
and exams, Linda McKoy Stewart and her 
family are well, busy and happy, Jackie 
Schreck Thompson and Tom are in good 
health and her children are doing well. They 
had 2 lovely vacations in '93 and a great visit 
with Eleanor Crumrine Stewart Sara 
Ann McMullen Lindsey attended her 50th 
h.s. reunion. She and Doug drove 4700 
miles, visiting family and friends and work- 
ing on various projects. They spend half of 
their time in Alexandria, VA and half in Essex 
County, VA. She is active with Colonial 
Dames, the Essex County Historical Society 
and the APVA. Gloria Gamble Jones was 
called out of retirement by her old law firm 



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and she is working at home as a part-lime 
real estate paralegal. She has a new grand- 
son, and Texas A&IVI Univ, Press is publish- 
ing her son's lirst book, Jackie Stillwell 
Clarke enjoyed her 50th h,s. reunion. "Time 
rolled away" and she was 16 again. She is 
working on an anecdotal genealogy and 
helps her daughter with research tor a 
master's degree. She is sending several 
plays to Samuel French to explore publish- 
ing possibilities tor amateur groups. Ann 
Marshall Whitley was busy getting the 
new SBC museum and new Alumnae house 
readylordedication in Oct. "Perfect weather, 
big turnout and fun cocktail party on the ter- 
race." Jenny Belle Bechtel Whyte '48 is 
sending her an 18th century coverlet for 
the museum cradle, Ann visited Kay 
Fitzgerald Booker in Dayton, OH in Sept 
Kay planned to attend the SBC Library Board 
meeting in Oct Ginger Barron Summer's 
work with Colonial Dames took her to Okla- 
homa City, Portland, Washington, and New 
York. She has a new grandson - the sixth - 
with ages ranging from a few mos. to 22 yrs. 
The granddaughters are 1 and 1 8. She and 
Lloyd enjoy fishing. They keep their boat in 
Chattanooga and have taken recent trips up 
the Tennessee River. She had plans to meet 
Jean Old, Shirley Levis Johnson, 
Jacquie Murray Sanner, Eleanor 
Crumrine Stewart, Anne Brinson 
Nelson, Ann Marshall Whitley and 
Margie Redfern at the Summer's Ponte 
Vedra, FL cottage in the tall. Shirley Levis 
Johnson and Jean Old had a trip to inland 
Turkey and the Turquoise coast for a wk. She 
was planning a trip to Russia and the new 
southern republics. She welcomed a new 
grandson, bringing her total to 2 grandsons 
and 1 granddaughter. Another traveling 
classmate, Virginia King, looks lonward to 
"cruismg the mighty Mississippi" 3/93. 
Anne Burckhardt Block and Frank con- 
tinue to enjoy their 3 grandsons and 1 grand- 
daughter and to travel. Ginna Walker 
Christian is on the board of "Poplar 
Forest," Thomas Jefferson's second home. 
It is a beautiful Palladian house outside 
Lynchburg and she urges us all to visit! 
Cordelia Lambert Stites is sorry to have 
missed reunion She and Bill are still travel- 
ling and she mentions trips to Egypt, Mo- 
rocco and Alaska. She is an active volunteer 
at her local elem. school and in her church. 
Bridge and friends keep her busy and she 
looks forward to a 7th grandchild. Eleanor 
Bosworth Shannon's activities center 
around her 5 grandchildren, aged 2 to 8. Her 
eldest daughter. Eleanor, and her husband 
and 3 children moved back to Charlottesville 
and her 2nd daughter, Bess, and her hus- 
band and 2 children are in Philadelphia, The 
grandchildren add up to 4 girls and 1 boy, 
Bozzie's other daughters are Lois, who is 
married and works lor Apple Computer, 
Susan who is with a day care center in 
Charlottesville and Virginia who works at 
Duke U, on the president's staff, Maria 
Tucker Bowerf ind writes "At last - 2 wed- 
dings and 2 lovely new daughters added to 
our family - one a physician and prof, of 
medicine from Yugoslavia and one a social 



worker from Florence AL, wives of Peter and 
Tucker," Daughter Jane is in residency in 
Philadelphia and son Bill is in med. school 
Husband Pete has retired but continues to 
teach in med. school and he and Maria make 
many trips south visiting friends and rela- 
tives. Maria has taken up water aerobics to 
preserve the knees! Aimee Des Pland 
McGIrt had to give up a planned trip to 
Scandinavia but consoled herself with short 
trips within the USA. She looks lonward to 
taking her 2 granddaughters and 2 grand- 
sons to Ireland next summer. She still 
teaches part-time at the local community 
college. Bettie Golden Tyler continues to 
enjoy being a great grandmother! She has a 
grandson who is a Harvard grad, class of '93. 
Ashley Hudgins Rice says it was a real 
treat to attend her first Peninsula Alumnae 
luncheon since moving back to VA. She is 
in Williamsburg "right up the road from Nan 
Hart Stone and Judy Burnett Halsey " 
Carol Blanton McCord and Mac have vis- 
ited and Nan and Billy joined Ashley and 
Link at VA Beach over the 4th of July. Nan 
also reports a week on Maui, H1 1/93. Carol 
and Mac had a good summer at their home 
on Lake Sunapee, NH. They enjoyed visits 
from their sons and daughters and their fami- 
lies, friends, and escaping the heat. Liz 
Ripley Davey certainly enjoyed her time 
with Carol and Mac - a delightful spot and 
wonderful visit. Carol also saw many SBC 
alumnae in Baltimore at the Recognition 
Weekend in Sept Meredith Slane Person 
reports a 10th "adorable" grandchild - 5 
granddaughters and 5 grandsons What a 
record! She has just purchased a home in 
Grandfather Mountain, Linville, NC and is 
selling her family vacation place in Sea Is- 
land, GA, going lor cooler climes in the sum- 
mer. She still builds miniature rooms and 
one of them is now on display in a museum. 
Meredith and Curtis enjoyed the Napoleon 
exhibit in Memphis, TN and recently re- 
turned from the PGA tournament in Toledo, 
OH. Alex Marcoglou Tully sent a letter full 
ot news. She tells of a trip to Paris to visit 
her brother whom she had not seen tor 10 
yrs, and to meet his wife for the first time, 
"My brother knew all the interesting places 
to eat, I gained 6 pounds and loved every bit 
ot it," From Pans they went to Majorca and 
then on to Athens to join her husband, 
Richard, and then to the island of Spetsai, 
stopping in Aegina on the way. After 2 wks, 
ot bathing, sunning and visiting old friends 
they returned to NY in Aug, Jane Warner 
Williams reported a great year. Wash 
Ferrier Ramsey visited Jane in AZ and NC 
and Jane traveled to Santa Fe, NM and 
Cancun, MX, Jane almost retired from the 
real estate business. Her company gave her 
a wonderful party to honor 25 yrs, of service 
and she found she couldn't quit! She is only 
semi-retired, playing golf again, enjoying her 
9 and 7 yr,-old grandsons and the best ol 
both worlds. She enjoyed a family trip to 
Linville, NC where she ran into Joan 
McCoy Edmunds and Bill and iust missed 
seeing Irving Brenizer Johnston and Pat 
Hassler Schubert 

I cannot fail to acknowledge the special 



letter I received from Janet Amilon 
Wagner's husband, Joe, reporting her 
death and fondly recalling her SBC years, I 
know we all send sympathy to Joe and her 
family. And last but not least my thanks to 
Stu McGuire Gilliam tor a cordial "no 
news" card proving no news is good news 
in many cases. Let me hear from you all 
again next time! 



1951 



President: Joan Motter Andersen 
Secretary: Marcy Staley Marks 
Fund Agent: Ann Sheldon Taylor 

Terry Faulkner Phillips and her hus- 
band, Wes, moved to a house in VT designed 
by Wes surrounded by lovely country, many 
lakes and ponds where they especially en- 
joy the winters with all the snow, Betty 
Crisler Buchignani has 3 children and 10 
grandchildren, Ann Red Barstow along 
with being an AIDS volunteer is also volun- 
teering at a psychosocial club for stabilized 
individuals with neuro-biological disorders 
where her specialty is reading and language 
rehabilitation Ursula Reimer Van Anda 
volunteers at the gift shop at Packard 
Children's Hospital and is active in her 
church fellowship, Joanne Williams 
Eraser is now happily "summer-settled" in 
their 150 year old log cabin, spiders, trout 
and all in the Adirondack Mountains on a 
ridge viewing Lake George at Bolton Land- 
ing Sally Anderson Bernays has 4 
daughters and 12 grandchildren. Sue 
Lockley Glad, who plans to retire at the end 
ol 1993, had a family reunion at Black Butte, 
OR and a trip to China, Nancy Pesek 
Rasenberger serves on the Women's 
Committee at the Corcoran Gallery as well 
as being a modest collector ol 20th C, 
American art, Betty Brawner Bingham 
ran for Town Commissioner in FL, Sue 
Taylor Lilley is working full time in an 
abuse and neglect prevention crisis nursery, 
Anne Sinsheimer is busy with volunteer- 
ing at the Art Center as well as working to- 
wards a botanical garden in San Luis 
Obispo Muff Marks Herbruck and Bud 
planned to spend the winter in SC with 
their two dogs and two horses, Lynn 
McCullough Gush's house was struck by 
lightning in July which fried the VCR, one 
TV, an outside circuit, an inside circuit, all 
the high security lights in the garden, one set 
of Malibu lights and a 65-tt, pine, Janet 
Broman Dingle planned to spend from 
mid-Feb, to April 1 in FL, Nedra Greer 
Stimpson still plays some tennis, goes 
most weekends to their place in the country 
where Ben fishes and hunts and stays busy 
with 8 grandchildren, the oldest of whom is 
5 In June M.J. Erickson Ertman and 
Gardner went to Highland Park, IL for the 
50th reunion of her Braeside School 
8th grade class They stayed with Sue 
Ostrander Hood who had composed a 
song for her class at another school to the 



tune of "Why Don't You Do Right," accom- 
panied by toy ukulele. They saw many old 
friends including Toddy Barton, Another 
tennis player is Audrey Breitinger Post 
who has been driving tor Meals-on-Wheels 
for 21 yrs. and is also visiting nursing homes 
and other shut-ins. She caught up with Joan 
Davis Warren who was vacationing in ME, 
Along with entertaining houseguests, Ruth 
Clarkson Costello has found time to write 
a few poems Angle Vaughan Halliday 
and Bob visited his sister in Switzerland fol- 
lowed by a brief tour ol Italy where Bob 
painted and Angle soaked up local color. She 
has a small accounting and tax services' 
business Cookie (Elizabeth Cooke 
McCann), who was widowed 6/93, is exec, 
director of the Alexandria, VA Republican 
party and found time to travel with her 
daughter and her 3 children to San Antonio 
as well as to Hong Kong with friends, Mary 
Pease Fleming celebrated Seymour 
Laughon Rennold s birthday with Ann 
Sheldon Taylor and Eugenia Ellis 
Mason, The latter came through the Peters- 
burg tornado unscathed, Seymour went to 
the Netherlands on a special doll house tour 
to see antique and modern minatures in 
museums and private collections, something 
she had wanted to do for as long as 
she can remember, Annie Moo (Ann 
Mountcastle Gamble) and her husband 
visited their daughter and family in Paris 
where she had a chance to practice her 
French. Mona Wilson Beard visited SBC 
and found it as beautiful as ever, Katharine 
Phinizy Mackie had a cruise between 
Singapore and Bangkok, visiting Bali and 
several other islands in between, but wished 
she had gone 17 yrs, ago before the mod- 
ernizations, pollution, and the hordes ot 
tourists destroyed the old world charm, 
Jean Randolph Bruns, who has a new 
granddaughter in Chian Mai, Thailand, will 
spend the winter there and come home via 
Julie Micou and Dick Eastwood in Walnut 
Creek, CA, The latter came through Portland 
on Amtrack on their way home from Glacier 
National Park with |ust enough time between 
trains for a quick visit during lunch. It was 
just before Julie went into the hospital for a 
successful total hip replacement. On a 3-wk. 
African photographic safari Ruth Oddy 
Meyer and her husband stayed in tents, flew 
in small planes and visited Zimbabwe, 
Botswana and Capetown, S, Africa, El- 
ephants came into the camp at night and they 
had an elephant print no more than 6 ft, from 
their tent wall one night. Another night a 
hyena stole their soap. Widowed in 1984, 
Nancy Brumback Kruvand travels a lot 
and has had an antique business for the past 
25 yrs. Since graduating from the U, of Dela- 
ware in 1 951 , Kae Fretz has been a wife, a 
mother ol 5, an elem. school teacher, a re- 
medial teacher lor grades K-12, and is now 
teaching 1 8-21 yr, olds and adults in a state 
psychiatric hospital. After losing her hus- 
band, Mary Newell Curlee sold their 
house and re-did a smaller one with a 
smaller yard and less upkeep. She is in- 
volved with their Mental Health Assoc, and 
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dren Sun-shine (Tsun-Hsien) Bhagat's 

son-in-law was transferred from Australia to 
Singapore where Sun-sfiine spent a wonder- 
ful 2 mos. Her daugfiter commutes from 
Singapore to Los Angeles wtiere she then 
flies for Delta, Patty Lynas Ford retired in 
Jan, after 20 yrs, in the same dept. in the 
Stanford t^/ledical School, She and Dick, who 
has also retired and is concentrating on his 
gardening, have had some marvelous trips 
to England and France. The first of Joan 
Hess Michel's 3 children to marry was 
Christopher, a pastry chef, to another chef 
in Lexington, KY, They met while attending 
the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde 
Park, NY, While visiting my daughter and her 
family in Libertyville, IL, I had a chance to 
visit with Joan Widau Marshall who 
works for Scott Forsman and golfs with her 
husband. Hap. 



1955 



President: Rebecca Faxon Knowles 
Secretary: Ginger Chamblin Greene 
Fund Agent: Mitzi Streit Halla 

Hello, classmates, it's that time again. 
First of all, thanks for all the yearbook offers. 
I have Gail Davidson Bazarre's on loan, 
since she lives |ust up the road from me. 

Our class doesn't seem to have been 
traveling as much this year (or maybe it's 
gotten so standard you forgot to mention 
it). The winner as usual is Mitzi Streit 
Halla, who went to the Amazon, Barbados. 
Bohemia, Guatemala, Scandinavia, Indone- 
sia, the Philippines, and Iceland. She still 
manages to run her real estate business 
(how?) and is pleased to have both sons liv- 
ing near her just now. Pat Smith Ticer took 
time off from running Alexandria to go to 
Greece with husband Jack. You may have 
seen in the Alumnae News that she recently 
spoke at SBC on a Women in Officialdom 
program, along with Dale Hotter, Wilma 
IVlankiller and Pat Schroeder. Jeanette 
Kennedy Hancock and Jimmie spent a wk. 
in London. They have a new grandson, and 
she is working with an adult literacy program 
and finding it very challenging. Phyllis 
Joyner spends a couple of mos, in France 
every year, and visited Japan recently, 

Phyllis Herndon Brissenden went to 
St. Louis for the opera and Costa Rica for 
birding: also to Santa Fe and S. Africa. She 
does lundraising when she's at home. 
Sandy Rhodes Berglund, in between ski- 
ing and working with the ambulance service, 
went to Tuscany for her son's wedding, then 
to Phoenix, Hong Kong, and Chung Shan, 
China, for a golf tournament. Art and I led a 
tour in Turkey this summer and enjoyed it a 
lot Frances Bell Shepherd and Jimmy 
look a cruise around the British Isles in June, 
then spent the summer on a dude ranch. 
Marty Hedeman Buckingham and Dick 
are heading out lor France, St. Barths, and 
then FL. They have 2 grandchildren, their 
first. They still plan to build on Skidaway 



Island, GA Kathleen Peeples Pendleton 

and some of her family took a barge trip in 
France Diane Johnson DeCamp is plan- 
ning a trip to antique fairs in England. She's 
still very busy with the Garden Club, Fritz 
Merriman Naylor gets around a lot, both 
for fun and in her work. She and Les went to 
the Grand Canyon last summer and thence 
to TX to visit family; and she has been on 
business trips to Philadelphia, FL, Phoenix, 
Houston, and NY in |ust 2 months, I bet she 
has lots of frequent flier miles. 

We had several mini-reunions. The 
biggest (and best reported) was in 
Boston, on the occasion of Anne Williams 
Manchester's daughter's wedding. Besides 
Anne and Eli, there were Phyllis Joyner, Betty 
Byrne Gill Ware and Hudnall, Shirley Sutliff 
Cooper and Tom, Nancy Douthat Goss and 
Woody, and Katherine Peeples Pendleton. 
I'm told the music was beautiful, and Anne 
looked as gorgeous as the bride. Camille 
Williams Yow and Lawson were also in 
Boston for a wedding and then joined the 
l\/lanchesters. Coopers, Gosses, and Bexy 
Faxon Knowles and Bob at the Cooper's 
house in ME for the weekend. They all did a 
little cruising on Bexy and Bob's beautiful 
boat The Ivlanchesters then went to Japan 
and China to recover, Camille is helping with 
her 3 grandchildren and keeping busy with 
volunteering, tennis and gardening, Nancy 
Douthat Goss reports 2 grandchildren. 

Another reunion took place at Sea Is- 
land, GA, at Newell Bryan Tozzer's 
mother's house. Present, besides Newell, 
were Sue Lawton Mobley and John, Shirley 
and Tom Cooper (again!), Bexy and Bob 
Knowles (ditto), and Nella Gray Barkley and 
Rufus, Sue says the pictures did not turn out 
so nobody will know what they were up to. 
Newell is delighted to have a granddaugh- 
ter, her first. She also tells me that Nella's 
book. How to Help Your Child Find the Flight 
Job. was chosen as an alternate Book of the 
Month Club selection. Our other author, 
Emily Hunter Slingluff, is still writing and 
also gives talks about her book topic, the 
importance of parenting. Jane Feltus 
Welch is. of course, still acting. Nancy 
Douthat Goss saw her as Big fvlama in Cat 
on a Hot Tin Roof and says she was terrific. 
Jane and Liz Rector Keener and Jane 
Dildy Williams got together for Jane's 
grandchild's baptism. And this news just 
reached me: our class has yet another au- 
thor, Didi Stoddard. She has been threat- 
ening us with that cookbook for ages, and it 
has |ust now been published, to good re- 
views. Its title is The Idylwilde Farms Cook- 
book, and I can't wait to see a copy. Didi's 
comment was, "See what an SBC education 
can lead to!". 

A lot of us are enjoying life at home. 
Mickey Thune Parker and her husband 
are raising those amazing Paso Fino horses 
and enjoying visits from their children (the 
11th and last one just graduated from 
Princeton) and grandchildren. Burney 
Parrott Sheeks redecorated her house and 
is trying to remember why she needed to put 
in an office. She has 5 grandchildren. Her 
oldest daughter is about to release her sec- 



ond record album, words and music written 
by herself Dede Harrison Austin is busy 
with tennis. Colonial Dames, Garden Club, 
and the Tree Commission. She and Larry are 
enjoying 3 grandchildren. Joan Kells 
Cook was expecting a grandchild in Sept. 
Her son Peter, who was seriously iniured in 
a parachute accident, has made a complete 
recovery. Another new granddaughter be- 
longs to Nancy Anderson Shepard 
Sally Oberlin Stevens and Chan live on 
250 acres of trees and fields, and she loves 
playing with the 3 grandchildren. They en- 
joy her collection of wind-up toys. She wants 
to know it Phyl Joyner is still as embar- 
rassed as she at the memory of trying to write 
the Senior Show. (Come on, girls, I thought 
our Senior Show was pretty good, especially 
the underwater part.) She sent great pictures 
of the grandchildren, which I will save for the 
reunion. Gail Davidson Bazarre and John 
celebrated her 60th birthday with pictures of 
their friends in their 20s and 30s, which they 
made into a slide show. A great party and 
guessing game Patricia Kilmer Norris 
celebrated her 60th with a trip to Lake Arrow- 
head and Palm Springs. She's also traveled 
to Whitelish, MO, and Glacier National Park. 
She IS president of the Women's Board for 
Lawrence Hall Youth Services in Chicago 
and is producing for local cable TV stations, 
along with some volunteer work. 

Some not-so-good news. Catherine 
Cage Bruns lost her mother and a beloved 
aunt, and Liz Rector Keener has had both 
kidneys removed and is on dialysis while 
waiting for a transplant. We send sympathy 
to both of them, and wish Liz good luck and 
a short wait. 

Bar Plamp Hunt and George spent 
his sabbatical rebuilding their house in 
Eleuthera. (Look it up in your atlas.) You may 
remember it was badly damaged by Hurri- 
cane Andrew last yr Amanda McThenia 
lodice and Don plan to move from Ml to 
"warmer climes" soon and are both busy in 
the meantime. They took care of grand- 
daughter Amanda for a wk. last winter and 
loved it Patty McClay Boggs and her 
husband will also move soon, to NC, to be 
nearer to their children and grandchildren. 

Dianne Verney Greenway would like 
us all to know that her name is now officially 
Lumina Greenway. She loves living in Taos 
and has bought property there: has local and 
touring shows of her photographs: and is 
expecting a second grandchild. And she 
works with the local AIDS community doing 
Reiki therapy. 

Finally, Honey Addington Passano 
suggests that we all read "A Southern Belle 
Primer," last year's very funny book about 
southern customs and behavior. She thinks 
we could probably write the sequel it we 
tried. What shall we call it? 



1959 



President: Jane Jamison Messer 
Secretary: Snowdon Durham Kisner 
Fund Agent: Mary Harrison Cooke 
Carle 

We are very sad to learn of the death of 
our classmate Sally Southack Nameth in 

Winsted, CT 1/17/92. Our condolences to 
her family. 

As I write this, I am still filled with the 
imprint of my trip to Alumnae Council last 
month. After almost 35 years. SB continues 
to awe me with its beauty, to make me wel- 
come with the graciousness of its faculty and 
staff, to impress me with its growth and 
young women of high caliber, but most of 
all, it envelops me with a sense of belong- 
ing. It was wonderful to be with our class- 
mates on the reunion committee: the years 
just slipped away, I hope you will try to re- 
turn lor our 35th in May so that you might 
have these renewing experiences, also, 

I am trying to deny (Denial ain't just a 
River in Egypt!) that we're old enough to have 
all these grandchildren - but we do - by the 
gross! Tricia Cox Ware's latest is Claire 
Elizabeth Gibson, born to Mary Ware ('83) 
and Brian Gibson in Huntsville, Pat Gay 
Sills now has 101 She and Tom are moving 
to Bonita Springs, FL and would love to see 
any SB gals in the area. Betsy Smith 
White welcomed a first grandson, Alvin 
Johnston Dickens, IV, in March. After 3 
daughters and a granddaughter, she and Bill 
are having tun learning about little boys. 
Tabb Thornton Farinholt and Blair now 
have 2 grandsons. Young Blair is also the 
grandson of Peggy West Valentine '55. Tabb 
has enjoyed seeing and playing tennis with 
Diane Chase Monroe '58 who now lives in 
Irvington, VA. Their friendship goes back to 
the mid-forties at Camp Allegheny. Kathy 
Tyler Sheldon and John are enjoying 
Brian's son, Dylan Harold. Kathy gets more 
and more involved in her church work and 
Bible Study workshops. Although John won't 
even think about retiring from his medical 
practice, they did have a lovely 3 wks. on 
their sailboat this summer and are now ready 
to face another Newfoundland winter. 
Rachael Bok Goldman s first grandchild 
is Cassandra Mane Kise. Rachel continues 
studying adult education at the Univ. of Chi- 
cago as well as the "Great Books" program. 
Ward and Judy Nevins Le Hardy took 
time from their round the world sail to come 
home and meet their 5th grandchild, Anne. 
They spent 4 fascinating mos. in Australia 
and then sailed up the Great Barrier Reef. Son 
Ward was married in Washington 9/25. They 
are off again and hope to reach Thailand by 
Christmas. Other sailors in our group are 
Martha Burnet Carlisle and husband who 
took their children and spouses to the 
Caribbean over Christmas for a wks sailing. 
Marfha says her tennis is lousy, but her 
work at Wachovia Bank is wonderful. Val 
Stoddard Loving's first grandchild was 
born 12/92. Her daughter Beth was married 



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the next month. Dede UK Mayer and hus- 
band attended the ceremony, Virginia 
Ramsy Crawford and fVlac had visits from 
ali 8 grandchildren last Christmas! Mac is 
retiring and they look tora/ard to lots of travel. 
Our class president, Jane Jamison 
IVIesser has a grandson, courtesy of daugh- 
ter, Sarah. You'll not be surprised to know 
that he is named Jamie after a long and 
charming line of Jamison men. 

IVIoving on to good news of different 
sorts. Cay Ramey (Howard) Weimer 
was married 7/1 7 to Ben Weimer, whom she 
"re-met" at a friend's wedding. Ben was a Phi 
Kap at W&L. Our wishes for much happiness 
to the newlyweds! Sue Hight Rountree 
has just finished her 2nd book. Entertaining 
ideas from Wiiiiamsburg: her 1st book, 
Christmas Decorations from Wiiiiamsburg. 
is in its 4th printing! Son Jeff is the Regional 
Director of the American Cancer Society for 
the Williamsburg area. Chris is at James 
IVladison Univ. and is on the Ski Patrol at 
IVIassanutten Ski area. Dede Ulf IVIayer also 
has a son at JfVIU, Tom, working on his 
masters in Psychology. Son Hank works tor 
DYNCORP in Reston. Dede is involved in 
lots of projects, but says she can't wait to 
come back to SBC for our 35th! Also defi- 
nitely planning to come "back to the patch" 
is Polly Space Dunn She's spending 
more and more time at her home in Cash- 
iers, NO and sees a lot of Nina Hopkins 
Raine. Polly and Nina gave a party in July, 
and Sally Beattie Sinkler & Brock and 
Lizora Miller Yonce & Sam were there - 
a mini reunion, for sure! Polly is still play- 
ing a lot of golf and tennis, and hopes to ski 
with Betsy Colwlll Wiegers in Vail. 
Speaking of Betsy, she & George sold their 
wonderful house in Vail. George is thriving 
as a "mountain man" and son Alex is writ- 
ing for a newspaper in Denver. Tunis has 
taken up poster painting - mainly land- 
scapes! And speaking of CO, Di Doscher 
Spurdle's darling step-son was married 
there in July. Craig is a member of the US 
Ski Team and an Olympic hopeful in IVIogul 
Skiing. Di & Don stayed on in CO for a va- 
cation with friends & family. She & I had a 
vacation of a different sort on the sunny isle 
of St, IVIartin in Feb. We stayed at a very 
French resort, where beach nudity was the 
norm. Being very sophisticated types, we 
managed to stay in a constant state of giggles 
over the various body types which ambled 
by us daily (no, we did not indulge!). Jane 
Moore Banks send a charming poem on 
growing older, too long to repeat here, but 
her closing line was. "The 50/60 decade has 
beer a rich one for this old girl. Hope it has 
been for all of you." Thanks. Jane. 

Thank heavens Ali Wood Thompson 
is coming to the reunion, so she can tell us 
all her doings, also too long to include - 
Briefly - she has been rafting on the Salmon 
River, has been to Hong Kong to play in 
the Golden Oldie's International Field 
Hockey Tournament, and to Boston for her 
daughter's wedding, returning to IVIaui& her 
hula and ukelele lessons. WHEW! Also in 
Hong Kong for 6 mos. has been Ginny 
Marchant Noyes, where Tom is on spe- 



cial assignment, and Ginny will again be a 
resident editor at B-lnternational IVIagazine, 
Alice Cary Farmer Brown attended the 
National Horticultural meeting of the Garden 
Club of America last IVlay in Chicago. Ginny 
was one of the co-vice chairmen and did a 
"sensational hands-on job " Iza Mary 
Lowe Zieglerwas also there representing 
her club in CA. Alice Cary loved seeing them 
both, Lee's & Alice Gary's 4th grandchild was 
born to Stuad & his wife in June, Stuart is 
at Vanderbilt Business School, Cary is 
married to a veterinarian and lives in 
Charlottesville. 

Other world travellers are Harriet 
Henderson Stubblefield and Austin who 
celebrated their 32nd anniv. in East Africa at 
IVIaasi IVIara, Harriet is on the Citizens Judi- 
ciary Panel for Foster Care review. She feels 
this is very necessary and rewarding work, 
Anne Wimblsh Kasanin and f^ark spent 
their summer diving off Palan, trekking 
through Amazonia and sailing through the 
Galapagos (we've got to get Anne & Ali to- 
gether!). It was wonderful to hear from 
Susan Glass, who is a glass-blower! In 
1992 her work appeared in the Corning 
IVIuseum's "New Glass Review" and the In- 
ternational Exhibit of Glass in Kanazawa, 
Japan, Last year she completed her studio 
in Kirkland, WA on 2/27 and on the 28th 
became a grandmother. Bring some of your 
work to the reunion, Susan (or at least pic- 
tures!). Sorry this did not get in last yr's news 
- 1 managed to hide the card - and just found 
it! Judy Franklin Campbell and Bill still 
have their Bed & Breakfast near Longwood 
Gardens in the Brandywine Valley - they'd 
love to have SB guests. Pat Davis Sutler 
retired afler 20 yrs. of directing early child- 
hood programs, and is now an advisor on 
early childhood curricula. She volunteers 
with a domestic violence program. She is 
studying Spanish while Marshall still plugs 
away at patent law. Cindy is a catering man- 
ager in Chicago, and Irene is at Boston Univ. 
tor an MBA. Liz Meyerink Lord's daugh- 
ter Katty is living in OR with her family and 
attending nursing school. Son Chris gradu- 
ated from Harvard Business School and 
works for Scudder, Stevens & Clark in San 
Francisco Meri Haggerty Rumrill had a 
good visit with Nellie Morison Jacobs in 
VT - She says Nellie is as wonderful as 
ever! Meri won an award for one of the gar- 
dens she designed. Betsy Salisbury 
Creekmore and family were thrilled to see 
Iza Mary is just the same, "lovely and charm- 
ing." Ann Eagles Carroll's son Bill is in 
his final yr. of law school at Wake Forest. 
Last yr, he received the National American 
Jurisprudence Award and worked for a judge 
of the Circuit Court in Louisville. Both of the 
Carroll's fathers died in Nov. Our condo- 
lences, Ann has given several talks to genea- 
logical societies this year, and she & Bill still 
enioy singing in their church choir. Judy 
Sorley Chalmers writes that Douglas is at 
Duke law school, Cameron works tor Emory 
Medical, and Christopher graduated from 
Tufts Elsie Prichard Carter and Bill's 
daughter, Alice, was married in beautiful 
Lewisburg, WV to Bruce Larson. Penny 



Fisher Ducklee is "living happily ever af- 
ter." She has a new grandson. Son Clint is 
moving to CA to pursue acting and writing. 
Husband John has built her a studio in Al- 
pine, AZ. So she can make pots during the 
6 mos. they live in the mountains. John's 
book Good Years tor the Buzzards has been 
accepted by the Univ. of AZ for publication. 

Courtney Gibson Pelley retired after 
many years as an elem. school principal in 
Arlington, VA. She and Herb haven't stopped 
going since - she's loving her new-found 
freedom. Courtney's darling mother died last 
yr. after a long illness - she was her bright 
and gracious self to the very end, Susan 
Taylor Montague is still selling real es- 
tate in Alexandria. VA, Daughter Ashley is 
starting a PhD at the Univ, of PA, Judy 
Watts Buchanan has been editing a book 
for her boss on Principles of Nuclear Medi- 
cine. Julie is a lawyer in DC with Wilmer, 
Cutler & Pickering, Bill at Brown Bros., 
Harriman in NY. and Jack a "mountain man" 
at Jackson, WY. Judy lost her Dad this year. 
My most sincere apologies to Trudi Jack- 
son Smithers. A note from her in 1990 
announcing her ordination as a Deacon in 
the Episcopal Church managed to get bur- 
ied in my efficient filing system. I have )usf 
learned that she is now a full-fledged 
Episcopal Priest, although I do not know her 
diocese. She lives in Dallas. What wonder- 
ful news! From Highlands, NO Ginny 
Robinson Harris writes that daughter 
Whitney Bolt '88 has a new veterinarian prac- 
tice in Chapel Hill, and that son Carter 
Schlumberger. an engineer, has moved back 
to LA from TX. Both Ginny's and Jerry's 
mothers have been ailing. In Jacksonville, 
Cookie Payne Hudgins is managing an 
antique & gift shop and loves it. Her daugh- 
ter Sally is in Vero Beach and has a wonder- 
ful wild 3 yr, old. Son Bobby is also married 
and living in Jacksonville - Cookie misses 
us and hopes to be back in May 

Received a fascinating long letter from 
Gay Hart Gaines who is now the chairman 
of the National Review Institute, which was 
founded by William F. Buckley. She had an 
intriguing year, the highlight of which was a 
long weekend spent with Lady Thatcher dis- 
cussing world affairs and urgent issues. The 
NRI promotes the ideals ol individual free- 
dom, the Judeo-Christian ethic and less big 
government intervention. She and Stanley 
have bought a charming townhouse in the 
Kalorama Section of Washington, where Gay 
will spend a lot of time, but their main resi- 
dence will still be in Palm Beach. Gay is also 
chairman of GOPAC (founded by Gov. 
Peter du Pont). This organization works for 
the election of conservative Republicans. 
Gay and Stanley have 3 divine grandchil- 
dren, courtesy of Stanley, Jr.. the only one 
of their children who is married. As if Gay 
wasn't busy enough with her political efforts, 
she is also Pres. of the Juvenile Diabetes 
Foundation in Palm Beach. Last year. Lady 
Thatcher was their "Woman of the Year" and 
they honored her with a gala dinner and 
dance. Gay hopes to be with us on our 35th 
and says Stanley is still her "great love" 
after 34 yrs. 



My sister, Louise Durham Purvis '62. 
has just had a beautiful wedding at St. 
Andrews, Scotland tor daughter Elizabeth. 
This makes 3 weddings (Robert in Manches- 
ter, England, Emily in Oxford) in 6 mos. for 
Louise and John! They have managed to stay 
sane, gracious and (I hope) solvent through- 
out. Louise was a corresponding editor to a 
marvelous book published in Scotland, And 
You Visited Me telling of her work and that 
of many others, in the prison fellowship 
movement in which she has been so active. 
I attended 2 of the weddings, and took my 
son, Richard, with me to the last one. He 
continues his work with the Fairfax Co. 
school system and is thinking of grad. 
school. Kenneth is the asst. basketball coach 
at Roanoke College in Salem, VA, He is 
thrilled to be back in VA and I am thrilled to 
have him closer to home, I stay busy with 
volunteer activities, the latest being on the 
board of managers of our hospital. This is 
extremely challenging and time consuming, 
but most rewarding. 

Before I sign off, I must tell you how 
impressed I am with Ann Young Bloom's 
and Betsy Smith White's tireless efforts 
on behalf of SBC and our class, and of 
course. Alice Cary. who is doing remarkable 
fund raising for the Campaign for Sweet 
Briar. These gals are truly dedicated, and I 
hope we will all support them in their efforts, 
and thank them tor all they've done. And 
please, please come back for the reunion - 
you'll be glad you did! 



1963 



President: Betty Stanly Cates 
Secretary: Katharine Blackford Collins 
Fund Agent: Nancy Oixon Brown 

After an agressive campaign and trium- 
phant victory, I have won another term as 
your class secretary! We had a fine turn-out 
at our 30th reunion last May, with 26 alum- 
nae and 5 husbands. We had a great time, 
though we missed those of you who were not 
there. We presented a gift of nearly $46,000 
to the alumnae fund, with 53 percent partici- 
pation. Many thanks to the 23 classmates 
who worked so hard on the reunion gifts 
committee - and to all of you who contributed. 

Among those missing reunion for 
graduations wereJulia Fort Lowe, whose 
son Bob graduated from Stanford with an 
ME, and is applying for med, school. Son 
Seth will be a sr. at Vanderbilt. Pat Calkins 
Wilder saw their last child, Kelly, graduate 
cum laude from Kenyon College, while pick- 
ing up her second NCAA national track 
championship, and becoming Kenyon's first 
3sport all-American. Pat enjoys photography 
and a new quartertiorse. Three family wed- 
dings kept Prue Stuhr Gay away from re- 
union. Teaching 6th grade social studies in 
Lexington, MA is still "challenging and re- 
warding," says Prue. Betsy Flanders 
Spencer and Marta Sweet Colangelo 
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after reunion, Betsy and Susan got togettier 
again in Charleston in Oct. Jean Meyer 
Aloe's daugtier Jenni is a frestiman at 
Norttiwestern, and Betsy a |r. in ti.s. in 
Greenwicti. Jean remains involved witti ttie 
Audubon See, tiorsebacl< riding and AAUW, 
Ctianging jobs and addresses, but remain- 
ing m the NY area is Penny Pamplin 
Reeves, now heading up development at 
the Nightingale-Bamlord School, a K-12 day 
school in Manhattan. Her son Ned has 
moved to Crested Butte, CO, which may fi- 
nally prompt Penny to come see me. Also 
striking out in a new direction is Betty 
Stanley Gates, working lor the FL guber- 
natorial campaign of her cousin Ander 
Crenshaw, currently the GOP state Senate 
president. Betty, naturally, is a travel coor- 
dinator. Stuck in a 'rut" and enjoying it thor- 
oughly is Lea Osborne Angell, dividing 
time between NJ and Rl. Lea works part-time 
for Nabisco looking after their corporate art 
and museum. Sarah, 13, is still at home, 
while Jessica is a soph, at IWiddlebury, Jake 
a sr. at Hamilton, and Jennifer out of 
college and working in NYC. Ann Clute 
Obenshain is a computer lab specialist in 
elem. school just outside Louisville. Daugh- 
ter Liza, 20, is majoring in marine enviro. 
affairs, while Meq, 1 7, is checking out cam- 
puses in NY and OH. Ann stays in touch with 
Judy Kay Alspaugh Harrison and Janet 
HIestand Keller. A bonus for me in attend- 
ing reunion was the drive from DC to the 
campus and back with my JYF buddies 
Cynthia Livingstone Gibert and Valerie 
Elbrick Hanlon. Cynthia, an IVID mainly 
treating AIDS patients, just got back from a 
world AIDS conference in Berlin, where she 
presented a paper on the treatment of hepa- 
titis in AIDS patients. Valerie was nearing the 
end of a remodeling project at her Bethesda 
home, and helping son Burke recuperate 
from a terrible auto accident, 

Sarah Hitch Hill continues to work on 
her book about Cherokee women, accepted 
lor publication at UNO Press. She loves hav- 
ing a daughter-in-law, son Harvey's wile 
Carrie. Ann Strite-Kurz is enjoying the 
kudos from her book on the "unconven- 
tional" world of blackwork embroidery pat- 
terns. We all enjoyed seeing Ann and 
meeting her husband Bill on his first trip to 
SBC at reunion. In school for the torseeable 
future is Rinda King de Beck, who com- 
pleted her masters in history and is apply- 
ing to doctoral programs. Daughter Karia 
graduated from med sch. at Chapel Hill, and 
is doing psychiatry residency there. Daugh- 
ter Laurin got married and son Christian has 
linished pre-med. Keitt Mathieson. who 
attended reunion with husband Frank, joined 
Margaret Millender Holmes and Tom 
right afterwards at Williamsburg. Anne 
Leavell Reynolds' daughter Nancy is pur- 
suing a Ph.D. at Stanford and son George 
works in San Francisco for an "offshoot" ot 
Macworld. Her youngest son entered col- 
lege. Also emptying out the nest is Cheri 
Fitzgerald Burchard, who is enjoying "old 
Iriends and new challenges." 

Still busy with youngsters in grades 3 
and 9, and a teaching schedule, is our loyal 



lund raiser Nancy Dixon Brown Nancy 
had a post-reunion reunion with Olive Wil- 
son Robinson, Sue Cansler Jones, Judy 
Johnson Varn and Ginger Gates Mitchell. 
Olive's "English country estate" near Atlanta 
was featured in a recent newspaper article, 
showing Olive with the thousands of 
plants and trees she nurtures. Mary 
Shullenburger Rosebrough and hus- 
band John have retired near Wilmington to 
a home they built overlooking the Intra- 
Coastal Waterway. Mary's learning to play 
the harp, and they return to Indianapolis to 
visit 2 daughters, a son and one grandson. 
Laura Lee Brown photographed the Arc- 
tic and its polar bears last summer, follow- 
ing a trip to Egypt with her son in the spring. 
She was off to San Miguel de Allende last 
Nov. to paint. Another world-class traveler 
is Lynn Carol Blau who is now a "travel 
and life style consultant." Daughter Betsy is 
at Cornell in the grad. hotel school, while 
daughter Alex is also back in art school in 
NYC. Lynn was looking forward to a visit 
with her former roommate Polly Wirtzman 
Craighlll, a DC attorney. 

More church-related travel tor Ann 
Knickerbocker McCulloch and husband 
Bill, this time to South Africa where they were 
encouraged by the "multi-racial youth work- 
ing and playing together." Bill has become 
an adjunct professor at S. Tex. Coll. of Law, 
and Ann is pursuing a Master's in Biblical 
Studies Jane Yardley Amos wrote from 
WV, where she has bagged school admin- 
istration in favor of working in husband 
John's nursery business. She enjoys memo- 
ries ol reunion by looking at the photo of "all 
those young souls in aging bodies." Allie 
Stemmons Simon finally admits to a mid- 
life crisis, but says it's "external." She's 
closed her travel business and is merging 
with another agency, where she will consult 
on travel planning. She and Heinz are 
breaking ground on a new house, and she's 
serving her final year on the SBC board. 
Cecil Collins Scanlon and Judy Van 
Vlaanderen MacGregor reunited in 
Phila. after 25 years. Cecil's daughter Mar- 
guerite is a freshman at TCU and son Wil- 
liam a jr. at SMU. 

Lyn Clark Pegg and her husband now 
overlook the harbor in their new Duluth 
home, having faced "incredible challenges 
and stress" during a difficult year for non- 
profits and mental health care. Nancy 
McDowell's private clinical social work 
practice is thriving, as is her 'not-so-new 
relationship." Son Andy is at JFK School ot 
Public Policy at Harvard, while artist- 
musician son Ted lives in Santa Cruz. 
Married daughter Nancy is at Newport. 
Hazel Walling Nourse enjoys her small 
town general law practice in NY state. All 3 
children graduated last June - William from 
Harvard, Karen from SF State, and Tim from 
U of Chicago - and all are gainfully em- 
ployed Sallie Yon Williams missed re- 
union because of poor health, which she 
says is now improving. Her sons are both 
still at UVA, one a soph, and one in the MBA 
program. Julia Arnold Morey's husband 
Russ has retired from the travel business and 



started a limo service. Julia continues as 
reservations manager for TAP, the Portu- 
guese airline, and the two of them ply the 
road to the Poconos on weekends. Karen 
Gill Meyer is still with Smith Barney 
Shearson. Daughter Kristin is at Northern 
Ariz. U. in social work. 

No changes here. Summer never came 
last year so getting ready for winter wasn't 
hard. The boys are both at Colo. Coll., Doug 
a soph. bio. ma|or, Dave a sr. anthro. major 
looking for a career in kayaking. John and I 
had a nice 2-wk. hiking trip in southwest 
France right before reunion. 



1967 



President: Kathy Kelety 
Secretary: Judith Bensen Stigle 
Fund Agent: Sally Twedell Bagley 

Thank you all for filling my mailbox. So 
nice to hear from you and to receive news 
from 3 lost classmates who found their way 
back to the alumnae magazine. It must be 
that time of our lives when our children are 
graduating from h.s. or college, getting mar- 
ried and we are celebrating our 25th anni- 
versaries We send our sincere sympathy to 
Lisa Braden Foster on the loss of her 
husband Vince. We hope she is doing well. 

A happy note from Kim Waters about 
her upcoming marriage to Van Keriakos 
whom she met teaching Sunday School. 
They will be a "family" with his 3 children 
and 3 grandchildren. Charlotte Moore 
Williams will attend the wedding with her 
husband Bob. Their daughter KarIa is a 
freshman at Princeton and Eric, a freshman 
in h.s. Speaking of Princeton, Dottle Dana 
King and Bill, who just celebrated their 25th 
and live in Jacksonville, FL, have 2 children 
there, Davis a sr. and Lewis a freshman, 
while their daughter attends the Bolles 
School. 

Judy Hay Speary and Bill live on top 
of a mountain outside Bedford, PA and work 
on government contracts for the FAA and 
NIH and when not making weekly trips to 
DC, sail in the Caribbean. Mellie Hickey 
Nelson continues to see SBC old friends 
Pat Neithold Hertzberg and Lynn 
Frazier Gas. Pat opened her own invest- 
ment advisory firm. "Becoming self-suffi- 
cient on the computer makes selecting 
stocks seem easy." Their son graduated from 
Duke and works for Nantucket Nectars. 
Francois, Arielle and Lynn Gas live in 
Alexandria. Lynn put on a cocktail party for 
180 local alums as part of the SB capital 
campaign at the National Press Club. When 
not playing tennis with Lynn. Marion 
MacRae, who bought a new house, works 
on a 12-hr. training program to tutor read- 
ing and hopes to bring it to the Alexandria 
public school system. 

Melissa Thomas Sanders and 
Boyce visited their daughter. Jenna, who is 
in Aix-en-Provence for Vanderbilt's Jr. year. 
She can't wait to use her SBC degree. Boyce 



built a new clinic and Melissa fondly calls it 
"The Shrine of Perpetual Payments" Diane 
Mann Lankford, Melissa, Kay Trogdon 
Hightower, and Susan Tucker still try 
semi-annual lunches together to catch up. 
Diane's son graduated from UVA, was 
drafted by the NY Yankees and spent the 
summer in NY State in the college rookie 
league of the minors. Her daughter plays 
tennis for the U. of Richmond, and loves it 
and her "northern" friends. Susan Tucker 
travelled to France extensively this yr. As a 
National Board member of Friends of Vieilles 
Maisons Francaises. she attended their 10th 
anniv. gala and had a magical cocktail hour 
in the Flail ol Mirrors at Versailles. 

Sally Twedell Bagley and Philip 
send greetings from Richmond. They took a 
trip to Scotland and England and Sally 
juggles 29 piano students when not doing 
civic duties. Philip was elected a fellow ol the 
American Bar Foundation and is Vice- 
President of the American College of Real 
Estate Lawyers. Betsy Kurtz Argo still en- 
joys fox hunting and is president of the 
board of Rocky Fork Headley Hunt. Maria 
Wigglesworth Hemmings made the big 
jump from working with computers to study- 
ing - chemistry no less, and loves it. Mary 
Cary Ambler, after 4 yrs. of litigation, is 
back to Ambler and loves it. She has a new 
job as the Reading and Learning Specialist 
in the middle and upper schools ol the 
Hewlett School in Manhattan. Besides 
having 2 masters, Mary Cary is Region 1 
Chair tor the Alumnae Assn. Board. No flies 
on her! Marguerite (Peggy) Minis 
Trethewey is very involved with San Fran- 
cisco charities and she and Peter love fish- 
ing and skiing. They return to Australia 
whenever possible to see Peter's family. 
Nancy McLean Parker lives in Great 
Falls, VA and has one child out of UNC, one 
in UNC and her youngest at St. Agnes where 
Baird Shinberger Bell teaches Nancy is 
trying to network in VA but finds it difficult 
without young children at home. Our Virgin- 
ian, Hallie Darby Smith had a wonderful 
trip to Provence and Tuscany, Burgundy and 
Paris. Daughter is a sr. at Middlebury, plan- 
ning lor law school while their son is in h.s. 
Paula Ayotte Corwin and Hobe are in 
Atlanta where Hobe is CFO with a telecom- 
munications company and Paula writes 
computer software. Their 2 children play a 
variety ot musical instruments so Paula ad- 
mits they have a very noisy household. 

Patty Stetson Agnew writes from Big 
Timber, MT, where they ranch sheep and 
horses. Patty has her own design company 
where they sell the "real thing" - deerskin 
riding skirts and jackets worn on ranches 
and wild west shows. She has 2 sons ages 
15 and 18. Also having her own women's 
specialty shop is Janie Willingham 
McNabb Janie's daughter is expecting as 
well as her stepson's wife. Is it time for 
grandchildren??? Carol MacMillan 
Stanley and C.R. also have a ranch in 
Martin County, FL, where her oldest son is 
becoming a high-tech rancher. Carol says 
she is still crazy in love with her husband 
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ranch, is Jill Berguido Gill, with 2 chick- 
ens, a duck and a dog After picking up her 
son at camp, they hiked and sailed in ME. 

Glory McRae Bowen. her daughter 
who is at Pit2er, one ol the Clarennont Col- 
leges in CA. and her husband travelled to 
Greece and Paris over the summer, then 
Glory took her son to Etiquette Camp at the 
Breakers in Palm Beach and went to HI, Did 
she ever unpack' Also in Paris was Randy 
Brown Sebren, visiting her daughter Lee 
who was on SBC's Jr. Year in Paris. Randy 
continues to teach geometry and precalcu- 
lus. The Barbers (Gretchen Bullard) 
moved to Wilson. NC from VT - a real at- 
mosphere shock. Kids are all in school and 
David has planted his garden ol collards, 
cabbage, turnips and mustard greens. In the 
midst ot remodeling an older home they were 
off to Merton College at Oxford's reunion 

Paris must be the place this year, GInny 
Stanley Douglas and husband Bill visited 
their daughter at the Univ. of Paris. They are 
co-chairs of the UVA parents program and 
are very involved for Parents Weekend. Their 
Beck is President ol the UVA ski team and 
now talking law school. Ginny is Asst. Di- 
rector of the CA Dept. ol General Services 
bringing about 30 maior state construction 
proiects on line in the next 18 mos. Sand! 
Hoag Ippollto. lives in Clarksville. MD. 
They celebrated their 25th with a Hawaiian 
cruise. Their eldest daughter has a new baby 
boy, their 21 yr. old son rode his motorcycle 
from Baltimore to Albuquerque, NIVI and 
back. She and Lou also have a a 16 yr. old 
and a 10 yr. old 

Ton! Naren Gates and family spent a 
mo. in Europe - their last summer together 
lor a while. They renewed their art history in 
Italy, cruised the Baltic and visited St. 
Petersburg. Daughter Lindsey attends a con- 
servatory at NYU Tisch School in Drama 
while son Ryan entered h.s, and is trying to 
convince his parents it's time to drive (14 in 
KS), She had a nice visit with Betsy Kurtz 
Argo in the Adirondacks, "Great to be con- 
nected to your pasti" Kate Barrett Rennie 
lives in Scotch Plains, NJ, She and her family 
went to England over the summer. Their 
daughter is a jr. at Rutgers. Our real honest 
to goodness traveler, Vicky Balcer is at it 
again. Vicky, an anthropologist, spent a mo. 
in Ethiopia doing comparative research on 
urban and rural schools. Then on to China 
where she visited preschools in 6 major cit- 
ies doing research on the impact of single- 
child families on preschool education. Then 
on to Honolulu to a conference to present her 
lindings. She ended her summer in Mexico 
doing a project. 

I don't know about you all but I'm tired 
from all this travelling. At home, Beth 
Gawthrop Riely birthed a new book called 
A feas/o/Ffurfs(Macmillan) with 350 reci- 
pes and color photos. As she explains, sing- 
ing and eating are both part ol her oral 
lixalion Mary Bell Timberlake is now a 
mother-in-law with her son marrying this 
summer. Her daughter graduated from 
Tulane and lives in Jackson, WY, so all is 
quiet with her and Wayt, Carroll Randolph 
Barr is still Lower School Director at the 



Hugenot Academy and works with 2 other 
SBC graduates Son Mike, Jr will soon be 
filling out college apps and Angus loves 
rollerblading and bass guitar She had a re- 
cent lunch with Beth Glaser Morchower 
who will finish her MBA this yr. She is a fi- 
nancial analyst at Signet Bank and loves it, 

Dolly Caliallero Garcia s daughter 
Dolly is getting married in early '94 and there 
will be many SBC friends there. Son Julio. 
Jr. works at a bank while their other son will 
graduate from Michigan State. Dolly is still 
involved in tennis and opera and helping 
keep everyone else organized. Ellie Spivey 
Decker lives in DE and still rides a lot. Her 
2 oldest are at GA Tech and U. ol SC while 
her youngest are still at home. Gayle 
Dearborn Vance and husband Ed, in 
Nashville, started their own business 3 yrs. 
ago and are so busy that it is a guaranteed 
way to prevent the "empty nest syndrome." 
She has a daughter a sr at UVA and a step- 
son a sr at Auburn Judy Schlatter Fogle 
now appreciates those carefree days at SBC 
courtesy ol Mom and Dad, now that she and 
Don are the college bill payers. Their oldest 
son is at Stanford and their 2nd son a 
freshman at Vanderbilt. Susan Soriero 
Galbreath still lives in San Antonio and 
their son is getting married 12/93. Their 
daughter is at Texas A&M and a son is in 
8th grade. 

It was tun catching up with Carroll 
Long alter so many yrs. Carroll is in Nepal 
as the resident Representative lor the United 
Nations Development Program. She sends 
us all greetings from the Himalayas. Carroll 
has lived in Italy, Sierra Leone, in Asia in 
Laos, in Haiti and now in Kathmandu. 
Eleanor Kidd Crossley thinks their plan- 
ning worked well. The youngest graduated 
from college the same week Jim signed up 
lor social security and medicare. They trav- 
elled through the Canadian Rockies by train. 
Barbie Tillman Kelley, after 1 6 yrs , still 
does Artmobile and directs the Summer Arts 
Camp at the Birmingham Museum ol Art. 
Her son is at GA Tech and daughter Darcy 
has applied at SBC Stephanie Ewalt 
Ayers sounds very busy managing her 3 
sons - her oldest at Radlord. her 18 yr. old 
beginning the great college search and the 
youngest in 6th grade. 

Gail Robins Constantino and John 
are finally seeing the light at the end of the 
tunnel with their daughter graduating from 
Duke and son from h.s. Gail still works in 
mortgage loan software. Mellow news from 
Linda Fite Trimpe, still a newspaper col- 
umnist doing 2 columns a wk. Husband 
Herb baptized a baby recently and Linda says 
he is the only deacon-comic book arlist she 
knows. Son Alex is at the U. ot Rochester, 
daughter Amelia is "|ust looking" at SBC and 
daughter Sarah went back to SBC lor the 
8th summer for the Suzuki Institute (she 
plays the violin). Speaking ol SBC, Kat 
Bernhardt Chase has a 16 yr. old who is 
a driver and into lorensics and drama and a 
8 yr. old dancer and piano player. Kat coor- 
dinates the middle school teaching at Holy 
Cross Lynn Gullett Strazzini still spends 
the week in Alexandria and commutes home 



to husband Ed on weekends to Charlottes- 
ville. Lynn is still with the FAA but dreams 
ot owning and running a bed & breaklast. 
M. Lindsay Smith Newsoms daughter 
Kate became a "reluctant debutante" in 
Raleigh this tall along with Page Munroe 
Renger's Pat. Lindsay celebrated her birth- 
day and their 26th in Jamaica. Page sent a 
wonderful letter with all their doings. Seems 
that she and John are experts at the Texas 
2-Step and the "Tush Push." She seems to 
be adjusting to her empty nest well with "less 
wash, less mess and less contusion." Her 
son is a sr. at Chapel Hill and daughter a 
soph. Page still works as the Adm. Asst. at 
Jr. League HO in Charlotte. She visited with 
Sally Haskell Hulcher in Richmond and 
all is well with the Hulchers. Sally says Matt 
had probably more tun than she did at 
Reunion and thinks we are all getting better 
with age. Love that man!! 

Received a brochure Irom Stella-Mae 
Renchard Seamans, living m Beverly. 
MA, and she was running lor the local school 
committee. A beautilul family picture accom- 
panied It. A card arrived unsigned from 
Medford, OR and I have to assume it was 
from Anne King Leyden She writes of a 
dream of a wind blown-away term paper and 
a missed exam from SBC days. What a 
nightmare! She is beginning a yr. ol dance 
classes for over 180 children ages 3 to 13. 
Had a nice visit with Bonnie Blew Pierie 
and Tim. Daughter Elizabeth graduated from 
Chapel Hill and is doing research and son 
Tom begins life at Miami of Ohio. Bonnie 
visited me for a return challenge of golf. 

Your Secretary is well and still "work- 
ing" the single lite. I am so involved with 
local politics and community affairs that I 
don't have time for any ol my own. Just be- 
came President ol the VNA ol Madison lor 2 
yrs. and that is a job in itsell. Thank you for 
all your notes and kind letters. It was also fun 
to get so many golf comments, we'll keep at 
it until we find the secret. See you at the 30th 
in 1997. If anyone wants pictures back from 
our 25th reunion scrapbook, please let me 
know and I will return them ASAP. 



1975 



President: Maria Vonetes 
Secretary: Katharine Osborne Spirtes 
Fund Agent: Bet Bashinsky Wise 

Thanks lor all the notes. Cary Ander- 
son Trainer teaches skiing on weekends. 
The rest of the wk. she runs her Decorating 
Den business and keeps up with Clifl, 10 and 
Cary, 8 who are into ski racing. Tom forges 
ahead in the computer industry. Gail 
Anderson has a yr's leave Irom work in CA 
to be a working student with a top dressage 
rider in Manheim, PA. Bet Bashinsky 
Vtfise celebrated her b'day in San Francisco 
and Carmel. She and son Case saw Gail Ann 
Zanwell Winkler and her family 6/93. She is 
redoing her Nashville house. Bet viewed the 
tall colors by bicycle in VT. Betsy Burdge 



Murphy and her lamily moved to Ocean 
City, NJ. She is a Day Care Teacher. Tim is 
an attorney lor the NJ Parole Board. She is 
in touch with many SB Iriends. Susan 
Buschmann Curry is seriously learning 
bluegrass fiddle. She is on the Parent's 
Council at Latin School and plays piano 
lor the Nursery School Chapel at St. 
Chrysostom's Church in Chicago. Tim is in 
1st grade, Betsy in 4th. Carol Clement 
Pawia took their boys to Maui Easter '93. 
She went to Aspen and Martha's Vineyard 
and saw Candi Casey '76 in NYC. She trav- 
els more than she wants as Regional Vice 
President of Adia Personnel Services. Anne 
Cogswell Burris's B & B is up and run- 
ning and she is meeting people from all over. 
She is president of the Charleston Jr. League 
and sees SBC alums at conferences. Her 
boys are active in sports and her youngest 
"the princess" started 1st grade. Catherine 
Cranston Whitman enjoys Fund Raising 
and Development for an historic house in 
Richmond. Whit, Ann 13, and Craig 1 1 skied 
Park City and spent a splendid week in ME. 
She saw Libby Whitley and Randy Anderson 
Trainor Beverley Crispin Heffernan 
works part-time at the DOE and volunteers 
for school, church. Boy Scouts and soccer. 
Her husband Jim and son Jimmy, 12, set a 
flying world speed record last Oct.. between 
Manassas, VAand Charleston, SC, in their 
Cessna 172. She sees many SB friends. 
Coni Crocker Betzendahl, Richard, Lind- 
say, 11. and Ashley, 8, love living in Clinton 
NJ. She freelances as a commercial artist 
between kids and sports and decorating their 
new house. They spent 10 days in HI. Nan 
Cunningham Watson and her husband 
are building a new home because they and 
their 3 kids Hallie, 7, Beau. 3, and Will 2, 
outgrew their honeymoon cottage. While vis- 
iting Carol Leslie St. John this year, a mini 
reunion occurred. Bonnie Damianos 
Rampone's 40th birthday was a Roman 
Toga Party at the Three Village Inn. one ol 
the most traditional places on Long Island. 
It was a surprise planned by husband Chuck, 
and kept secret by sons Chuckle and Chris. 
Louisa Dixon works with the Virginia Film 
Festival in Charlottesville. She is working on 
a sister city exchange between Charlottes- 
ville and Besancon, France. She saw Sarah 
Dowdey who edits the Goochland Gazette, a 
weekly paper outside Richmond. Mary 
Dubuque Desloge celebrated her 40th 
with a romantic dinner and next day hopped 
on a plane lor Cancun with a bunch ol crazy 
Iriends. Her boys are in 5th, 2nd and 1st 
grades. Mary works in the Human Resource 
Dept. at Lord & Taylor and her husband has 
an office leasing co. Jeanette Egli Drake 
underwent GIFT/IVF to get pregnant and on 
7/21/93 gave birth to Andrew Patrick Drake, 
Jr. "The experience has been the most physi- 
cally demanding and challenging job I've 
ever had " Linda Frazier-Snelling said 
she didn't need a reminder that she was 40, 
she has a daughter, 16, who reminds her 
every day. Michael retired after 27 years in 
the Dept. of Defense. Daughter Catherine is 
a jr. in h.s. and driving, son Chris is 13, 
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soccer player, Linda finished her MS, in 
Education Cathleen Gilmore Dietz prac- 
tices Internal Medicine in a clinic in Port 
Richey. FL, but cut back hours after the birth 
of daughter Maggie, 1 , Sons Robert, 1 4, and 
Joe 1 1 , are good big brothers. Her husband 
John was promoted to full-professor at USF 
Sch. of Med, With daughter Devon in kin- 
dergarten and son Ian in Montessori pre- 
school, Debbie Goitein Hodge has 
shown horses again. She rides in the Adult 
Equitation Div, on leased horses. She rode 
about 36 different horses this yr, and her goal 
IS to be #1 in her division of NJ, Melissa 
Greenwood Reimer nnoved to a new 
house 1 2 blocks from her old one. She trans- 
ports Emily 13 and Katherine 10, Husband 
Jeff travels a lot with his job and they try to 
go with him. She is "up to her wrinkled fore- 
head in volunteer activities." Cathie Grier 
Kelly and Bill adopted a baby boy - 
Thomas Evans Kelly, He was born 6/18 and 
they got him 13 days later. They are having 
a great time, but boy have their lives 
changed, Cathie is working part-time, Ann 
Henderson Stamets and family are hap- 
pily settled in Louisville, KY but make fre- 
quent trips back to CA, Son Jon started in a 
private school and at a parents' brunch, Ann 
saw Libby Stough Rush and Barbie Tafel 
Thomas, whose daughter Lee is in Jon's 
class Chris Hoefer Myers and family 
spent Christmas '92 in Italy where they had 
an audience with Pope John Paul II, Their 
daughter Aidan presented the Pope a copy 
of her father Jim's most recent book. En- 
emies Without Guns: Ttie Catholic Church 
in China. Chris and her mother went to Paris 
in 2/93 for her "last chance before the baby 
arrives." Daughter Christian was born 5/5 
Neil Hunter Edwards announces the suc- 
cessful home birth of her son Ryan 1/93, His 
brother Christian, 3 1/2 helped welcome 
him, Neil is involved with the local Parenting 
Center, teaches Yoga, still wheels and deals 
antiques and is a distributor for Super Blue 
Green nutritional products, Christine 
Kjellstrom Douglas's twins, Christina and 
Edie, 3, started nursery school. Husband 
Sandy bought a small law printing company. 
Christine substitute teaches at the Refugee 
center and paints faux finishes. Edie Jones 
married William Stephen Floyd 9/4 and hon- 
eymooned in Provence and Cote d'Azur. She 
IS working on her doctorate in psychology 
and looking for a new house. Claire Mar- 
tin Avegno moved to a new house twice the 
size of the old one and loves the space. Mar- 
tin, lOand Caroline, 8, are happy in their new 
schools. Claire teaches part-time as a Read- 
ing Spec, in 1st grade. Husband Tim, vol- 
unteers with their soccer league. Margaret 
McFaddin graduated from U, of SC Law 
School and is Executive Director for Trinity 
Housing Corp,, a nonprofit organization 
which provides transitional housing for 
homeless families in Columbia, SC, She and 
Kathleen Ryan went to Ireland last Aug, for 
2 wks Diana Martin Gordon went back 
to study piano with her grad. school profes- 
sor, made tremendous progress with her 3 
horses and began a career in financial man- 
agement. Her 5 year old son Miles is a happy 



guy Shari Mendelson Gallery's twins, 
Tory and Emily started kindergarten. She 
continues with her consulting company. 
Gallery Communications and Marketing and 
is tackling the European Mobile Communi- 
cations Directory. She was back at SBC for 
Loren Oliver's exhibit opening. Denise 
Montgomery attended Clinton's inaugura- 
tion, interviewed for an SBC library job and 
went to Puerto Rico to work on oral history. 
She has an article coming out in The Geor- 
gia Historical Quarterly abou'i a farm family 
in GA during the depression. Rosalind 
Moorman Reidy is facilities manager for 
a maior corp in Denver. She does aerobics, 
bicycling, and hiking. Rosemary, 9, per- 
formed in the Nutcracker with the Civic Bal- 
let. Joseph 8, super soccer player Rosalind 
continues to enjoy being single, and travel- 
ing around the world. Nolle Newton 
Placek married David Placek on 12/12/92 
and moved to Mill, CA from Minneapolis. 
David owns a "naming" company which has 
named such products and companies as the 
Apple Powerbook, Optima Card and Em- 
bassy Suites Nelly Qsinga Branson and 
Lindsay enjoy their 2 daughters, Susan, 3 
and Mllly, 1 . They visited I^elly's sister, leke 
Osinga Skully, '78 in London 5/93 Nelly 
quilts In her spare time. Lizanne Potts 
Fisher is busy with her design firm, her 3 
boys, Bryan 12, Kevin 10, Harry 6, and the 
School Board. Their family spent 2 wks. fish- 
ing in Canada. She attended the mini-re- 
union mentioned under Nan Cunningham 
Watson Linda Poole Maggard puts a lot 
of time into school, cub scouts, piano les- 
sons and sports with Buck 8 and Ben 6. She 
and Ron are busy with their newly "adopted" 
22 yr. old daughter, a student at UCSB. 
Linda's golf team made the play-offs, Celia 
Robertson Queen has married again af- 
ter having been a widow and now is the 
proud stepmother of 4 daughters, Kathleen 
Ryan wrote of her trip to Ireland with Mar- 
garet McFaddin, They stayed at B & B's, and 
spent a day in N, Ireland where security was 
tight Polly Shriver Kochan remains with 
Jackson Memorial Hospital/U, Miami Med. 
Center as a pediatric radiologist. Her family 
visited Yellowstone Park and Jackson Hole. 
Michael 10, enjoys his International School 
and Andrew, 5, started kindergarten. Ann 
South Malick didn't even notice her b'day 
this year busy as she is chasing after Kacer 
18 mos. and Mary Frances, 28 mos. The 
barn is full of horses again, including "Flash" 
the pony for the kids. Libby Stough Rush's 
interior design business is great She has a 
partner and 6 designers. Her husband spent 
5 mos. in OH for National City Bank and re- 
turned in time to go to HI and the CA Wine 
Country. Caroline 11, dreams of Olympic 
swimming and William 8. started a new 
school. Stanley Stuart is always on the 
run-Baltimore for a wk., then NY, VA, OR, 
CA, and MO all in 3 wks. She works on 
movie sets. She supervised an animal action 
on a Mel Gibson movie and just finished a 
movie with Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon in 
OR. Stanley was elected to the Board of Di- 
rectors for the American Humane Society. 
Gray Thomas Payne married Thomas 



Anderson Payne 1 1/24/93. She and Thomas 
and her children skied at Vail. Gray visited 
Meg Duke '74, traveled to Santa Fe, San 
Diego and to Newport Rl where the J-44 she 
races on won second place at the NOOD 
Regatta Marcia Thomas Gladwish is 
obtaining a permanent teaching cert, in art 
and elem. ed. after raising 4 girls and get- 
ting a master's at SUNY Stony Brook. With 
her youngest of 3 in kindergarten, Dorsey 
Tillett Northrup went back to Marietta 
College to update computer science skills. 
She plans to re-enter the work world. They 
vacationed at Seabrook Island, the Green- 
brier and Grandfather Mountain. Rose 
Anne Toppin Cranz had a b'day trip to 
Pans and Normandy. Her mother treated 
Rose Anne and her twin sister to the hus- 
band, child and father-free vacation. Foster 
is in 5th grade and like Rose Anne, plays 
tennis. Rose Anne is very active with the Fort 
Worth Ballet. Patii Tucker O'Desky says 
the CA real estate market is picking up so she 
has been busy. Aly, in 1 st grade thinks SBC 
would be a great college to go to. Son 
Charley is 3. Patti and Billy had a 15th anniv. 
"Love Boat" cruise. Billy has a new job with 
a mortgage brokerage firm. Elissa Walker 
lives in Bethesda with Johnny 3, and hus- 
band George. She is a VP in the commer- 
cial real estate dept. of NationsBank and is 
working on a masters in real estate at Johns 
Hopkins U. She sees many SB friends. 
Carroll Waters Summerour s son 
Patrick is a 6' h.s. jr. playing very competi- 
tive soccer William, 8th grade also plays 
soccer, Kaki, 3rd grade, plays piano and ten- 
nis and loves Brownies. Carroll and Toby 
spent 2 wks in London with Arthur Andersen 
meetings Sue West Best completed her 
residency in internal medicine and is a Re- 
search Fellow in Brain Imaging of Drug and 
Alcohol Abuse Patients at Yale Med. Sch. 
Libby Whitley continues as Dir. of Gov't 
Relations for the American Farm Bureau Fed- 
eration in DC. She travels extensively around 
the country when not lobbying congress. 
She ran into Janet Whitehurst who works at 
the EPA Worden Willis is an investment 
banker in Boca Raton, FL with Lehwald, 
Orosey, Pepe, Inc. She sells Agencies and 
Government Derivatives to Institutions. 
Her sheep dog "Ernie" sends greetings. 
Katharine Wilson Orton is a Sr VP at 
Texas Commerce Bank in Houston. Her chil- 
dren are 8 and 10. This info came from an 
article in a TX newspaper about Katharine as 
a "Woman on the Move". Carlos whisked 
Wendy Wise Routh off to Windemere Is- 
land for 2 1/2 wks, for her b'day. She cel- 
ebrated Jane Perry Burden's b'day with her 
and saw Chris Hoefer (and baby) and Anne 
Cogswell Burris in Charleston, Children 
Lexie and John Carlos are 5 and 4, 

I, Kathy Osborne Spirtes, still enjoy 
life as a newlywed, I coordinate the music 
program for my church, lead school tours at 
a historical museum and am finishing a 9- 
wk, cooking school series. We just got a 
bearded collie puppy and are in the "puppy 
training" stages. 



1979 



Presidents: Rebecca Trulove 
Symons. Saralee Cowles Boteler 
Secretary: Deborah Kocik Benton 
Fund Agents: Laura Evans, Anne 
Garrity Spees, Patricia Paterson 
Graham 

It was fun to receive so many responses 
to my request for news. I was pleased to read 
that many of you are planning to attend our 
15th (!!) reunion. May 27-29 at Sweet Briar, 
I hope to see you there. 

Piper Allan enjoys working with other 
SB alumnae in an Orlando law firm, and par- 
ticipates in the newly-formed SBC alumnae 
club for Central Florida, She regularly sees 
Teresa Marshall Tingley. Susan 
Andrews Cruess luggles a busy schedule, 
working 3 days a wk, as a commercial lend- 
ing vice president at a large Chicago bank, 
and looking after sons Jim (7) and Andrew 
(4 1/2). Susan's family spent 2 wks. in 
Canada, and travelled to VA at Christmas. In 
Hampton, VA, Susan Anthony Lineberry 
is the promotions director for Newport News 
Parks and Recreation. With 4 sons under 1 1 , 
Susan thinks they'll be in Little League until 
the year 2000. She looks forward to seeing 
everyone in May. 

I enjoyed seeing Janet Baldwin 
McColloch while I was passing through the 
Dallas airport en route to HI. Although Anne 
Lindsey (7) was in school, it was fun to meet 
Catherine (4) and Michael (3). Janet looks 
terrific, and keeps busy with her family 
and volunteering at Ronald McDonald 
House. Alice Benton Major married Wam 
last May, honeymooned on their sailboat in 
the Mediterranean for 4 mos., then moved 
to Birmingham, AL. Frances Biggers 
Flock and Kate Hardin were at her wed- 
ding. Still in Dothan, AL, Laurie Bowen 
Carmichael spends most of the summer in 
Panama City Beach, FL with her 2 children. 
She plays tennis, teaches aerobics and vol- 
unteers. In Martinsville, VA, Page Breakell 
Beeler is now a liberated women since all 
3 children are in school all day. She volun- 
teers at their school and Charity League, and 
participates in the local garden club. Holly 
Butler Prather enjoys being a full-time 
mom for Kelly (5) and Drew (3) in Atlanta. 
After moving to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 
Betsy Byrne Utterback returned to her 
interior design consulting business Al- 
though it is a totally different lifestyle from 
Paris, Betsy and Jim are enjoying their house 
and new art studio. Jamie (12), Christopher 
(9) and Jenny (7) take riding lessons with 
Betsy 

Sally Byron LaBarre enjoys projects 
around her house in Baltimore, now that she 
stays at home with Katie (5) and Phillip (2). 
Also at home is Saralee Cowles Boteler, 
who temporarily "retired" from her work as 
a result of the presidential election, Saralee 
is using the time off to work on their 140- 
year-old house in Alexandria, and train 
Sam, their flat-coated retriever. Hannah 



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Craighill Morehead and Chip keep busy 
with Sarah (6) and Ben (4) in Baltimore. Now 
living in Northern Virginia, Kate Evans 
LIuberes is busy with Cornelia (2 1/2) and 
Antonia (4 months), and also works at her 
Interior design business. Laura Crum prac- 
tices law in Montgomery. AL and serves on 
the Board of Bar Examiners tor the AL State 
Bar Association, and on the board of the 
IVIontgomery County Bar Association. Laura 
also tutors In a literacy program and remains 
active in the Jr. League. In VT, Katie Ewald 
Adams is giving up real estate sales and 
buying a radio station. Katie enjoyed seeing 
Holly Harrison Crosby In London last 
summer Leslie "Pete" Forbert Miller, 
husband Jesse, and children Victoria (9) and 
Taylor (3) live in an 1850 Itallanate home In 
Lynchburg's historic district. They own a 
video production company, Video Design, 
and look forward to seeing everyone at 
reunion Lyie Fromme Shane and hus- 
band Lonnle are Intensive care nurses in 
Monmouth, OR. They look forward to run- 
ning another marathon, bringing Scott (3) 
along with them to Victoria, B.C. 

Living on a farm in Toano, VA, Kristi 
Furches Harcum and husband Payten 
have a son. Will (5) who just started kinder- 
garten, so Kristi has taken a new job as 
Director ot the Riding Program at William 
and Mary College. Also living on a farm is 
Kate Hardin, raising cattle in Dawsonvllle, 
GA. Kate rides daily, sometimes with Pru- 
dence Saunders PItcock. Kate reports 
that Frances BIggers Flock moved to NJ. 
and still flies for Delta. Also, she saw Beth 
TImken DIehl, who lives outside Philadel- 
phia and rides often. Corby Hancock Pine 
and Jonathan bought a new house near 
Baltimore, needing more space for son, 
Jonathan III, born last Aug. Corby hopes to 
return to teaching this yr. In Switzerland, 
Cherl Harris Lofland is director ol p r for 
Nutrasweet In Europe. She enioyed a visit 
with Karen Ries, who lives in Denmark. 
Clara Jackman Garbett, In Richmond, 
loves staying home with Megan (6) and 
Stuart (3), and says she will miss these early 
years. Clara plans to be at reunion. Karen 
Jaffa McGoldrIck and Lawrence have a 
horse farm In Alpharetta, GA. Karen has 2 
horses and boards 4 others, all Dressage 
horses. Karen reports that she still starts her 
young horses in the Sweet Briar style. After 
passing the NJ Bar exam, Almee Brett 
Kass practices law in Paterson, NJ and vol- 
unteers at the Bergen County Div. on Aging. 
E. Connor Kelly and Steve bought a house 
In the canyon In Colorado Springs, and 
enjoy son Patrick (1 1/2). They enjoyed a 
theatre conference in Finland last summer, 
and also moved their offices to a place with 
a large playroom/dance space. Jenny 
Kelsey Brelning has 3 children, with the 
addition ot Victoria, born 1/93. Barbara 
Lackey transferred to Charlotte, NC as a 
vice president In institutional investments for 
a large bank. Her son, Jamie, Is In 3rd grade. 
Cindy Lee SInchak has 4 children - Anne 
(9), Jennie (6), Joey (4), and Marie (2). She 
and Joe are fixing up an old farmhouse in 
rural upstate NY. 



Julie Lenardi Dill, Jim. and Kathryn 
(3) moved back to Lake Tahoe, CA, closer 
to their families, Julie is In sales with R.R. 
Donnelley, servicing the documentation 
needs of software companies. In Indianapo- 
lis, Kathryn Leonard DeWitt has begun 
home schooling her children, Rachel, In 4th 
grade, Nathan in 2nd, Rebekah (6) and Sarah 
(3 1 /2). Susan Lord Searles and Rob plan 
to move to Northern Virginia. Susan works 
on Navy software development in Dahlgren. 
VA while Rob completes his radiology resi- 
dency at Waller Reed Hospital. In Scotland, 
Kimberly Louis Stewart is learning to 
fish in the salmon rivers, while David works 
in cable tv. Kim and David have 3 sons, 
William (9 mos.), Duncan (3) and Alexander 
(2). Having just moved to a 3-acre ranch in 
Albuguergue, NM, Mary Robertson 
"Robbie" McBrlde rides every day, 
and hopes to start an organic garden. 
Lauren McMannIs Huyett lives in 
Belhesda. sings with the Jr. League group, 
the "Washlngtones" and teaches Sunday 
school. She also keeps busy with Kate (10), 
Phillip (8 1/2), Peter (5 1/2) and Chip (4). 
Lauren expects their 5th child 2/94! Sherri 
Manson looks forward to seeing everyone 
at reunion In May. Teresa Marshall 
Tingley is an Insurance undenwriting super- 
visor In Orlando, sees Piper Allan often, 
and also looks fomvard to reunion. In Cor- 
pus ChristI, TX, Louise Mueller Cook Is 
moving to a larger house to accommodate 
her 2 sons, 5 cats, 7 hunting dogs and 3 
horses. She plans to be at reunion for "her 
first vacation In a long time." Deborah 
Parker Gibbs juggles her solo law prac- 
tice in Baton Rouge, and caring lor Elise (7), 
Parker (5) and Martha (3). She enjoyed 
visiting Kelly McBrlde Hudson in San 
Francisco 4/93, and had a mini-reunion with 
Mikkl Farley Canning, Lynn EInsel, 
and Joanie Dearborn. She also plans to 
attend reunion. 

Tricia Paterson Graham Is busy with 
her son, Paterson (2) and volunteering with 
the Mobile Jr. League, Mobile Opera Guild, 
and Mobile Symphony Committee. She en- 
joyed trips to Sea Island, GA, New Orleans 
and St. George Island, FL and looks lonward 
to SBC in May Sally Ann Sells Bensur 
had their first child. Holly, born 12/31/92. 
Still living in Pittsburgh, they vacationed in 
Hong Kong and Bangkok. In Tallahassee, FL. 
Pam Ramsdell Mitchell's 4th child is 
due 4/94, joining Elspeth (9 1/2), Barclay (6 
1/2) and Tucker (3 1/2). Pam volunteers at 
her childrens' schools, and still hopes to 
be at reunion. Irene Rothschild de 
Dorfzaun owns a business that represents 
foreign companies, selling their goods in 
Ecuador. Husband Alberto owns an invest- 
ment bank, and they have 3 children, Andrea 
(12), Maurino (9) and Daniela (2). Irene's 
family visited Sweet Briar In 1992, and un- 
fortunately cannot make it back for reunion. 
Shari Sellars works for a software com- 
pany in Tucson, AZ, works on the ground 
crew for hot air balloons on weekends, and 
has 2 dogs and 2 cats. Amy Smith had a 
great year, first documenting the 1993 
Winter Games In Austria for the Special 



Olympics, then interviewing Willie Nelson 
for a W story. Alter 14 years in television. 
Amy has changed directions and Is now the 
Information officer lor the Bedlord County 
schools in VA Annette Teng Cheung 
works tor Linear Technology in the package 
engineering group, and has traveled a lot 
through China, Hong Kong and Singapore. 
She met her maternal grandmother lor the 
first time In China. Her daughter, Lisa, Is in 
kindergarten. Beth TImken DIehl lives in 
West Chester, PA training her new dressage 
horse and planning to compete with it. 
Rebecca Trulove Symons had her 3rd 
daughter, Anne, born in March ot last year. 
Lee Wetzel married Anthony DIGangl, 
and bought her 8th horse. Lee lives in 
Annandale, VA and is learning to golf. Judy 
Williams Carpenter Is the alumnae direc- 
tor lor St. Catherine's School In Richmond, 
and prepares the class notes for all the 
classes twice a year. Hunter (8) and Melinda 
(4) keep Judy running all the time. She vis- 
ited Lisa Hagan Klieforth and family, and 
reports that Lisa Is expecting her 3rd child. 
Nancy White Bryant has a new business, 
Showhouse Publications. In NYC. On a sad 
note, Nancy reports her divorce last fall, but 
is moving forward Ashley Wilson Brook 
enioys staying home with Mary Grayson (1 
1/2), and remains active on the board of 
Child Care Resource and Referral, a local 
United Way agency in Raleigh. Ashley looks 
forward to reunion. Wendy Worthen is 
remodeling her home in Atlanta, and runs in 
the NY marathon every lall . Wendy hopes to 
see everyone at reunion. Bridget Wray 
Gardner returned to work part-time as 
Membership Coordinator for the Historic 
Savannah Foundation, now that her girls are 
In school. 

I encourage everyone to try and attend 
our 1 5th reunion in May, and to be as gen- 
erous as possible in considering a reunion 
gift to Sweet Briar. I thoroughly en|oyed a trip 
to CA and HI last yr, and seeing old friends 
at a Sweet Briar weekend in Baltimore last 
fall. Doug, Diane (9 1/2) and I hope to move 
from Alexandria, VA to MD. I look lonA/ard 
to seeing you all at reunion, and remind ev- 
eryone to please send me your completed 
questionnaires and photographs to be 
placed in the class scrapbook. See you soon! 



1983 



President: Mary Pope Hutson Waring 

Secretary: Melissa Byrne 

Fund Agent: Virginia Claus Buyck 

It was really great seeing everyone at 
Reunion - hard to believe that 10 years have 
gone by. I'll begin this first of my next 5 years 
as class secretary by telling you what's new 
with me. At Reunion, I had a very exciting 
evening on Saturday when I was proposed 
to by Robert Partington! We will be married 
on April 30, 1994 and will move to NC to 
live. Besides that, my job keeps me travel- 
ing around the US teaching Lotus Notes 



courses. Amy Painter Hur welcomed 
Elizabeth Painter Hur last Aug She and her 
family live in Austin, TX. Kim Howell 
Franklin was married on Labor Day to John 
Franklin. They hiked in the Canadian Rockies 
for their honeymoon. Joan McGetttigan, 
Tracy Gatewood, Danielle DePaul, 
Ellen Howard and Melissa Prynn were 
all there! Julie Snodgrass Walker and 
husband John had a baby boy in June. They 
still live in Richmond, VA. Lisa Rogness 
is Supervisor for the City ol Santa Barbara, 
CA, She and her partner. S.K. celebrated their 
Holy Union this year. Lisa is in contact with 
Andrea Lawrence ('85) and is godmother to 
her daughter Hannah Rose. Leslie Wright 
Root is remodeling her home. She had her 
second son, Devin James in June. She still 
works as an executive recruiter. Kathy 
Barrett is still in Richmond managing 
Lillian Vernon outlet store. She has a 
new hobby of investing in antiques! Ava 
Carmichael Eagles lives in the San 
Diego area. She expects her second child 
4/94. She still works as a private Perinatal 
Healthcare Consultant, Martha Riggs 
Lowry was very sorry to miss reunion. She 
and her husband Ron had a fabulous trip to 
England and Scotland. Martha is busy get- 
ting her Interior Design business off the 
ground. Julia Bass Randall had a won- 
derful summer sailing almost every week- 
end! She and her husband Jim are putting 
an addition on their home and doing other 
renovating Elena Quevedo Chigas and 
her husband Charles expect their first child 
(a girl) in Jan.! She Is finishing her disser- 
tation and converting her study to a nursery! 
Sarah Sutton Brophy works from her 
home as a museum management Consult- 
ant. She has 2 children, Parker Sutton 
Brophy and Taylor Brophy. She looks for- 
ward to the 1 994 Summer Olympics and at- 
tending the Equestrian Events with Sarah 
Babcock Katherine Robison Davey 
and husband Drew live in Davidson, NC with 
their 3 children Laura Katherine, Ebel and 
Marshall, Drew is a neonatologist with Caro- 
linas Medical Center and she is a profes- 
sional artist Becky Campbell Moravek 
does freelance artwork and cares for her 
daughter Megan Elizabeth. She expects her 
second child in late Feb. She says, "Thank 
goodness for Christmas cards. Mason!". 
Suzy Ireland Dupree had a daughter in 
Sept., Elizabeth Parmalee Dupree. The fam- 
ily Is doing very well, in Lexington, KY. Ruth 
Lewin was happy to see everyone at re- 
union. She and her boyfriend Marc went to 
Martha's Vineyard lor a family reunion this 
summer and happened to get in the middle 
ol the Clinton motorcade! Libby Glenn 
Fisher now works part-time at P&G after 
some inspirational conversations at reunion 
with classmates who are part-time moms! 
Melissa Harshaw was sorry to miss re- 
union. She is in Nashville, TN co-writing 
songs and commuting back and forth to LA. 
Margaret Enochs Jarvis is on the faculty 
at the Medical College of VA in Richmond. 
She won a career development award from 
the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She 
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Duffy Waterman teaches aerobics and her 
son started 1st grade. Stie is busy balanc- 
ing work and 2 children Ellen Chaney 
moved to a townhouse in Arlington, VA. She 
is working on it and doing some freelance 
writing Barbara MIraldl Devlne enjoys 
being at home with her 2 sons Daniel and 
Eddie. Her husband is starting his own law 
practice. Ann Sterling Hart has 2 children 
Stephie and Alexandra. She also has a 3 yr. 
old horse. She will complete her business 
degree 5/94. She and husband Steven fin- 
ished building their dreamhouse on 6 acres 
in FL. Nina Pastuhov is still in Ft. Lauder- 
dale, working part-time in Financial Sales. 
She moved into a new home overlooking the 
intracoastal waterway. She plans to ski in the 
French Alps in early '94. Sharon Patton 
Massle was on vacation during reunion and 
sorry she missed everyone. She enjoys lite 
on the farm with her husband Sammy 
and still works with Massie Insurance in 
Amherst Lucy Chapman Millar sends 
news o( her second pregnancy! She and Ken 
went fly-tishing in ID last summer. They 
enjoy seeing lots ol Elizabeth Sprague 
O'Meara and her husband Gerry. Gigi 
Harsh made a dream come true last sum- 
mer by going parasailingi Jewett Winn 
Rothschild had a baby girl, Caroline Jewett. 
This was also her 9th wedding anniv.! She 
has her Real Estate license and enjoys be- 
ing a realtor Sharon Johnson Clark is 
still with MCI Communications but in a new 
role as Budget Coordinator in the Flight 
Operations Dept. She and her husband Jack 
bought a home in Herndon, VA and have a 
new Doberman puppy to go with it! Tracy 
Gatewood works for herself as an Event 
Coordinator and enjoys life in Atlanta. She 
would really like to hear from friends with 
whom she's lost touch. Mary Watt Messer 
had a blast at Reunion and looks forward to 
her son Jack's 'terrible two's"!! Mary Ware 
Gibson is still in Huntsville, AL. Her hus- 
band Brian is an ENT & Facial Plastic Sur- 
geon. She had a little girl in July, Claire 
Elizabeth who loins Taylor (5 1/2) and 
Andrew (2 1/2)! All 3 keep Mary very busy! 
Ellen Clare Gillespie Dryer and Scott 
expect their second baby this fall (93). Ellen 
Clare will finish her MBA this Dec. Mason 
Bennett Rummel really enjoyed reunion. 
She is still grants director at the Brown Foun- 
dation. Mason is doing SBC recruiting as 
well as Jr. League volunteering. Amy Boyce 
Osaki was once again traveling the world! 
In Feb., she and her husband John were in 
El Salvador and Nicaragua where they saw 
Sandra Rappacioli MgGregor ('80). July 
found Amy and John in Africa (Zimbabwe 
and Tanzania) where they climbed Mt. 
Kilimaniaro all the way up to 19,000 feet. Her 
work keeps her busy and she was recently 
nominated Pacific Region Museum Educa- 
tor of the Year Anne Little Woolley 
missed reunion because she was giving birth 
to her son Prescott. Anne and Doug moved 
to Virginia Beach from Charlotte, NC. Wylie 
Jameson Small is still teaching 10th and 
1 1th grade English and working hard at poli- 
tics. She chairs the Republican Women's 
Outreach Network, She and Stuart traveled 



in the Adirondack Mountains. Hilton Head 
and the Grand Cayman Islands. Ann 
Goldman Uloth graduated from TCU with 
her MBA. She is now a financial consultant 
at Merrill Lynch in Dallas, Gretchen 
Wulster Millar writes from England that all 
is going very well over there! Miriam Baker 
Morris had a terrific time at reunion! She 
and Clay visited Virginia Claus Buyck and 
Mark in Florence, SC, and enjoyed a visit 
from Elizabeth Cahill Sherman ('84) and Jack 
on their recent trip to Birmingham, Melissa 
Cope Morrissette moved into a new home 
and is busy with her volunteer work and 2 
sons, Clifton and William. She visited Bet 
Dykes Pope Barb Paulson Goodbarn 
saw Bridget O'Reilly Holmes in CO Barb 
told me that Susan Jefferson Porritt now 
lives in Aurora, CO and Barb looks forward 
to seeing her soon! Leslie Malone Berger 
and Kevin had their second child, Kiernan 
Young Berger in Aug. They enjoyed their trip 
'back east' this summer! Betsey Birkhead 
Glick enjoys her son Kevin, who has begun 
to talk Sharon Pryor and Peggy White 
Sanko visited Betsey, they each have a son. 
Lea Sparks Bennett and Herb are still in 
Charlotte, NC. Their daughter Mary Mac is 
4. Lea has worked as a Third Party Admin- 
istrator for an insurance co. since 2/92 and 
volunteers in her church and the Jr. League. 
Catherine Campbell is a Team Leader (as 
a teacher) in the 8th grade at Monelison 
Middle School in Amherst Co. She admits 
that sometimes she is too busy with her job 
as Assl. Manager at night at Revco and as 
president of her condo complex! Grayson 
Harris Lane and her husband David are 
still in Boston. She finished her Ph.D. 
coursework and is preparing for oral exams 
(in Art History). She and David are contem- 
plating a move to the west coast. Michelle 
McSwain Williams and her husband 
David took a "post baby and without baby" 
getaway trip to NYC and Boston. They did, 
however, bring Chip (1 yr) to the beach in 
Sept.! M ichel le practices Real Estate Law and 
loves being a mom! Laura Jennings had 
a baby son. Graham, while we were all at 
reunion! She moved to a new house in 
Rockville, MD and hopes to make it to the 
15th reunion! Alice Cutting Laimbeer 
had a busy summer visiting Nantucket and 
Italy with her family! She ran into Diane 
Dawley in the Rome airport and saw Wylie 
Jameson Small last fall in upstate NY. She 
shows her horse frequently and enjoys meet- 
ing Sarah Babcock at shows Suzy Balog 
Ingram was also in Nantucket as well as 
Naples. FL and Disney World! She and her 
husband Steve attended a Sweet Briar Alum- 
nae Reunion at the home of Joanne S. 
Holbrook Patton ('52) in South Hamilton. 
MA. They are working and planning their 
next big trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos 
Islands. Karen Pyne McCalla still works 
seasonally for the IRS. She visited Denver, 
CO. and AL, She still owns House One King 
Kitty Louis who is 1 5 yrs. old! She and hus- 
band Jeff enjoy life in Memphis. Pam 
Weeks works tor Norma Kamali running her 
swimwear division. Her summer was spent 
traveling and participating in triathlons. 



Diane Dawley regretted not being able to 
make it to reunion. She is still a Project 
Manager at IBM in Bethesda. MD, support- 
ing the Federal Government. Diane was in 
Europe twice last year She hopes to trans- 
fer to the Seattle area with IBM because she 
is building a house on Widby Island. At 
Christmas, she'll visit her brother and his 
family who live in Italy. Sally Archibald 
Roberts was married in March to Jerry 
Roberts. She and Jerry live in Wilton, CT 
near Bridget O'Reilly Holmes and John 
who live in Weston, CT Laura Mixon 
Rodriguez is back in Caracas and busy with 
her new management newsletter which is 
published in both Spanish and English. She 
and Leandro hope to have a second child in 
1994, Percy Grant spent the last 5 yrs. 
getting her MDiv and being ordained in the 
Episcopal Church. She is now settling into 
parish life in Burke, VA. Carol Barlow 
teaches h.s. English and journalism. For the 
past 2 yrs. she has also taught a part-time 
program for adult h.s. dropouts which she 
really enjoys Elizabeth Taylor Seifert 
lives with husband Mark in Alexandria. VA 
and is a law assistant for Healthcare, Envi- 
ronmental Law for Senator Jesse Helms. 
Aimee Lisner Kaiser had a daughter, 
Alexandra Rascob Kaiser 12/92. Aimee's 4 
cocker spaniels are especially fond ol 'All' 
when she is 'eating' in her high chair! Blair 
Clark Smith and family enjoy the CO 
lifestyle! The Smiths enjoyed being on the 
East Coast this summer. Thank you all for 
your notes. I look lonward to hearing from 
you next year. 



1987 



President: Junie Speight 
Secretary: Jean (Sam) Lewis Guergai 
Fund Agent: Page Franson 

It was a scorching day when we moved 
into the dorms at Sweet Briar over 10 yrs. 
ago. Unbelievable as it is, the school has 
made some changes. From those ol us who 
have had the pleasure of visiting the cam- 
pus, the comments are all positive, with The 
Florence Elston Inn receiving rave reviews. 

It was again my pleasure to hear from 
friends and classmates of their enthusiasm 
with present and future endeavors. Erin 
Hintz married Tom Garrahan 9/8/90 with 
Mollee Buckingham and Polly Paton 
Lewis in attendance. Erin was promoted to 
Assistant Vice President at Johnson & 
Higgins, insuring thoroughbred horses. She 
and Tom had their first son, Ryan Thomas 
on 6/7/93 Mary-Yorke Robison Dates 
and David moved to Athens, GA following 
the birth of David Harris Gates on 7/8/93, 
Mary Yorke enjoys motherhood and writes 
when she gets a chance while David does a 
1-yr internship at U. Georgia. Mary Sue 
Cate Mayes and Larry wrote of the birth of 
Andy on 7/31/93 following their survival of 
the lA floods. She believes that being a work- 
ing mother will be a learning experience. 



Active with Jr. League in Portland, OR Sa- 
rah Brix Tennant is busy with son Peter 
John (2) and expects another baby 1/94, 
Gloria Cole Bauer and Andy with Ruthie 
(4) and Teddy (1 ) celebrated their 6th anniv. 
After 5 years with D. Jones & Co., Gloria 
accepted a Limited Parnership. Caroline 
Tarashchi had a 5th successful season with 
"Gardenscapes." Over the winter she hopes 
to see Cristina Knowles and go to Santa 
Fe. In 11/92, Cristina started "Sales Assist", 
a company providing marketing services: 
advertising, graphic design, copywriting to 
DC. based businesses. She wrote of there 
being "moments of panic, but overall it is fun 
and exciting," Serving as Region VI Chair- 
man on the SBC Alumnae Board, Linda 
Mae Visocan also fulfilled a term on the 
Board of the Catherine Horstmann Home. 
She manages the Joan & David boutique in 
Cleveland. Over the summer she saw Jenny 
Grassland ('86) for a week in Hilton Head. 
Laurie Starett still rides regularly, plays 
tennis and continues to work with the local 
paper. She asked. "Did anyone see Junie 
Speight on "As the World Turns" in 8/93?" 
Junie. what's new? Priscilla Newton 
Carroll is in her 4th yr. at Georgetown Law 
School's evening division. Jim will soon fin- 
ish his Masters of Public Management at 
UMD, She continues to clerk for the Office 
of Independent Counsel and Jim is Sr. 
Consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton. 
Cameron Clark Sipes finds being a mom 
"fulltime" to Charles Yancey Sipes, Jr.(born 
4/8/93) a "joy," Cameron works part- 
time with Wheat First Securities, Inc. in 
Charlottesville. VA. Suzanne Wells 
Bergmann wishes she could see more SBC 
friends. She and Michael expected a child 
10/93, Suzanne is on leave from AMRESCO 
Institutional , Inc. and Michael practices with 
Covington Burling, a DC law firm. Malinda 
Bradley Bergen was due in 12/93 Blair 
Beebe Smith expected a 2nd child in 1/94. 
Sarah is 2 They enjoy their new house in 
Richmond. She sees Liz Wilson Parrish, 
Caroline Trask Wallace and Cameron 
Clark Sipe often Lynn Weinberg is 
working on her Masters of Communication 
Disorders at ECU and may transfer to UVA. 
She sees Annette "Skippy" Shillestad '89, 
Anne Caston '89 and Jen Crossland '86. 
Victoria Chumney continues with Bristol- 
Myers Squibb as a Sales Rep. in San Anto- 
nio. Melanie Nelson joined Barnes Morris 
Pardoe & Foster (Commercial Real Estate) 
as Director of Corporate Communications. 
Shannon Wood and husband Chris still 
live in Refugio. Both keep busy managing 
family ranches and assets. Dede Connors 
moved to Alexandria, VA to be Associate 
Director of Admissions at Episcopal High 
School, She tells of Amy Watkins' new 
venture, her own graphics company in Ra- 
leigh called Amelia Watkins Designs. Bliss 
Simmons is with a new computer firm. 
Dede mentioned that Bliss went to Hungary 
for 3 mos in '93 Susan Scales Hunt is 
"shopping and aerobics fluent" in German. 
She lives in Germany and thanks Dede for 
all the updates. Angelyn Schmid and her 
husband went to Jamaica lor their 2nd anniv. 



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They visited Karen Conway Holloway 

and Peter wfio are expecting #2. Bnana 
Nicole is growing fast. Karen owns a graptiic 
arts business in Kingston Angelyn contin- 
ues to practice law in Dallas, On 10/24/92 
Julie Trant married Todd Coates. Matron 
of Honor was Mary Via Cuoco, Leslie 
Ross Kellogg was a bridesmaid. Julie and 
Todd live in Cape Elizabetfi. ME. Maria Via 
Cuoco completed ttie '92 NYC Marathon on 
11/1/92. She and Mark moved to New 
Canaan, CT. After vacationing in Ireland in 
7/93, they spent 3 mos. in London working 
for Marsh & McLennan's UK Subsidary, CT, 
Bowing, as insurance brokers. 

Courtney Blanton Alford and hus- 
band John moved to Lynchburg in 12/92 
and love their new home near John's parents. 
Daughter Courtney "Blair" was born 4/13/ 
93 They see Rebecca Mitchie McVeigh 
and husband, Charlie who also live in 
Lynchburg, At home.too is Kathy Bryan 
Sanders with Josh (3) and Emily (born 4/ 
1 2/93). Husband John ( W&L '86) is a com- 
modities broker. They live in a "great, but 
cold city" - Chicago. She'd love to hear from 
anyone in her area! Ann Moorberg married 
Adrian Wentworth Stanley, a graduate ol 
Eton, England in 10/92 They reside in En- 
gland where Ann has lived lor over 3 yrs. 
Their wedding trip was to Morocco, She sees 
Kiona McKenny Murphy '86 and visited 
Heather Brown Pollock '86 Kelly Reed Is 
doing an MBA at Georgetown Univ, She 
said, "The other students are great, as are the 
professors but nothing can beat SBC-Holla, 
Holla, Holla!" She lives close by and we ex- 
pect to see each other soon. From Denmark 
where she works lor United Airlines, 
Elizabeth Nelson sent news of her en- 
gagement and 6/94 wedding plans with 
fiance Johannes Suhr, After finishing a mas- 
ters in Diplomatic History at the Univ, of 
Hawaii's East-West Center for International 
Studies, Leigh Meyer Mithchell, now in 
McLean, VA, is doing her MA in Economics 
at George Mason Univ, and working at the 
Tysons Corner Williams Sonoma while im- 
proving her Japanese, Stephanie Dee 
Harden lives in the South of France and is 
engaged to Kevin O'Brien, They plan to visit 
VA over the holidays, Lee Carroll married 
Charles Roebuck 5/15/93 and they live in 
Sparks, MD, Lee is Director of Membership 
tor the Lacrosse Foundation & The Lacrosse 
Hall of Fame Museum in Baltimore, Lee and 
Ellie Schnabel expected to attend Drew 
Hardy's 11/93 wedding for which Pam 
Miscall was Maid ol Honor, Ellie lives and 
works in Marbiehead, MA, Pam continues to 
work at the American Institutes lor Research 
in Georgetown and moved to McLean, VA, 
Pam Ythier Barkley is also employed 
there Kristen Kressig Carter and Dave 
attended the VMI '88 litth-yr, reunion to- 
gether with Pam Miscall and her boyfriend, 
Ted, Kristen is busy with their horses and 
one dog in Virginia Beach, 

Since transferring from SBC, Anne 
Hales-Capp graduated with a Biological 
Sciences maior and French minor from UC 
Davis, later working for the Univ as a re- 
search Assistant in Cell Biology, In '90 she 



married John Capp, an electrical engineer- 
ing technician from the US Navy, Their 
daughter Sarah Jean-Marie was born in 1 1 / 
91, Anne works for Baxter Diagnostics 
Microsan Div, and is pursuing a masters in 
Microbiology at UC Davis, Julie Dorset! 
graduated from the Dickenson School ol Law 
5/93 and awaits the results of her bar exam. 
She saw Kitty Jaschen and Hilary Har- 
ris Salley over Labor Day, Hilary married 
Alfred Salley, Jr, 3/93, Julie, Kitty and Eliza- 
beth Tamara Taylor were attendants 
Hilary is a computer programmer at Durham 
County Management Information Center 
Services Ann McAllister is Creative Direc- 
tor at a Digital Imaging/Computer Graphics 
Company which she enjoys very much, Erin 
Kelley married Michael W, Dubzinski 6/93, 
They honeymooned in Bermuda and re- 
turned to Gushing Academy in MA where 
Erin teaches Spanish and Michael is an Ad- 
missions Officer Lezlie Varisco Pinto 
married Victor 12/92 and moved from 
Dallas to Madison, Wl due to Victor being 
transferred, Karen Bryan is still in Jackson- 
ville, FL where she works for BancBoston, 
Lezlie heard from Jill Reeves Stryker 
who moved back to NJ, Fran Cohen 
Berchenstein is married and living and 
doing very well in NYC Mary (Polly) 
Palon Lewis and her husband John live in 
Richmond, VA, Polly works for Independent 
Insurance Agents of VA, Dana Driver con- 
tinues in Tulsa, OK as a new producer for the 
CBS affiliate. She married Adam Rogers 
4/93, Many SBC'ers attended, Vickie 
MacMillan Schuster received her Para- 
legal Certificate from Univ, of San Diego, She 
is temporarily doing document coding for a 
law firm, Julie Geddes is still with Nat'l 
Ass'n of Travel Agents in Alexandria VA h,q, 
Ceecy Gunn handles all advertising tor 
"The Georgetowner" as well as its biannual 
tourist info, and guide book, 

Caroline Trask Wallace and Gordon 
recently bought a house in Charlotte! Tami 
Trebus works for Towers Perrin in Manhat- 
tan, She sees Dana Ostrowsky who is get- 
ting her masters in Education and Moira 
Carroll, a computer consultant in DC, Tami 
expected a visit from Kathryn Ingram '88 for 
a "small" reunion with Sigma Phi Epsilon 
(W&L), After 4 yrs, in Management ol Laura 
Ashley in Boca Raton, Fl. Evan Wright 
Eraser opened a new store for corporate 
gifts and bridal registry. She chaired a 
fundraiser for the Jr, League and Horses and 
the Handicapped, Vikki Schroederand I 
keep in written contact. She continues with 
Target and led training seminars in Denver, 
Los Angeles and TX, Her wonderful youth 
choir sang at the MN State Fair in St. Paul. 
She expects a trip to Jamaica 3/93 and a 
skiing weekend in Duluth. Carol Goodman 
Doty married Charles Doty 7/93 in Atlanta. 
The wedding was a true reunion with class- 
mates traveling from afar and near. Brides- 
maids were Ansley Merritt Conner, 
Cameron Clark Sipe, Bliss Simmons, 
and Caroline Trask Wallace Ansley 
works 4 days a wk. as a paralegal for an 
Atlanta firm while busy with Catherine (8 
mos.). She works with Nancy Bethea '90. 



Most of you have heard from Page 
Franson regarding the Annual Fund. She is 
in her new home on the Cape and invites 
visitors all year round This is her 6th yr. with 
Meditech, where she was promoted to 
Senior Programmeri Verda Andrews 
practices criminal law in Atlanta after her 
former work with a Civil Rights Defense firm 
in Charlotte. She also became a new 
homeowner. Mina Von Voss works with 
Jos A. Bank Clothiers in Lexington, KY 
Paige Taylor moved to VA from VT 1 2/92 
and is a Sales Rep for Checks and Balances, 
a women-owned cganization devoted to 
payrolling and personnel services-"very 
team oriented and progressive." "Girl" 
Georgianna Conger Wolcott and her 
husband continue to enjoy married life. Her 
heart is still with animal portraits for which 
she is getting more commissions. They have 
5 dogs. Our sympathy goes to her and her 
family since her father suddenly passed 
away Caroline Owen Houde tells of her 
beautiful garden. She handles real estate title 
exams and manages a division of law 
offices. She and husband Peter attended an 
SBC Alumnae function at the home of 
Joanne Holbrook Patton '52 Anne Fiery 
McGregor was asst. producer for a docu- 
mentary "President Eisenhower: the Conten- 
tious Years" airing on the Discovery Channel 
in 1 1/93 and PBS in '94. She saw friends at 
the Foxfield and Middleburg Races. Maggie 
Fogarty was the "unsigned classmate" last 
year. Having finished her masters in Theol- 
ogy at Villanova she is Government Liaison 
for the Catholic Network of Volunteer Ser- 
vice in DC. She looks forward to moving on 
to direct service with the poor Liz Stoebner 
Wiley graduated from St. Mary's Law 
School in San Antonio. Ellen Tozzer 
Smith and Powell had a daughter, Ellen Vir- 
ginia "Gingy" Smith on 8/10/93. We see 
Stacy Lee Pae and daughter Emily a lot 
since their move from NYC. Stacy's husband 
Peter left The Wall Street Journal \o^ a job 
with The Washington Post. Stacey enjoys 
being near family and friends, and being 
home with Emily. She works for Thai Dynasty 
Carpet, Inc. out of her home. Recently she 
visited Mr. Lauren Oliver at SBC and saw his 
exhibit at the Pannell Center. She and Emily 
went to CA and Korea to visit family. At the 
DC Community Campaign Kickoft for SBC 
held in Oct, at the National Press Club in 
Washington D,C, a great number of alum- 
nae were present, including; Paige Taylor, 
June Lee 86, Stacy Lee Pae, Pam 
Miscall. Brooke Haw Spencer '88, Chris- 
tina Savage Lytle '88 and husband, newly 
married Keely Sullivan Jurgovan '92 and 
myself. The program was excellent and the 
preview of the Adkins '29 Challenge for 
Scholarships an exciting opportunity! 

This has been a fun yr, in our house. Our 
daughter Aicha (2) bounced back after sur- 
gery and enjoys life with me at home, 
Mustapha has been with Metropolis for 1 
1/2 years in Alexandria, VA, We made sev- 
eral family trips; NYC, Pittsburgh, and Rabat, 
Morocco, We had nearly a mo, overseas. 
Renewed friendships have been a highlight 
for me, I handled the search for old friends 



for my h,s, reunion and was also on the 
Committee, For over a yr,, I have been the 
Reston/Herndon Volunteer Travel Coordina- 
tor for the American Cancer Society's "Road 
to Recovery," I joined with Discovery Toys 
as an Educational Consultant; with that and 
my occasional translating along with quilt- 
ing patchwork gifts and baby and lap quilts 
tor a holiday Open House it has been hec- 
tic. As an AAR I phoned lots of prospective 
students this pasi fall. Consider becoming 
involved with the program, if you aren't 
already, I enjoy a new link with the SBC 
students ol the future. Thank you again for 
having me as Secretary! If you are interested 
in having a mid-year newsletter for our class 
only, drop me a line at the Alumnae office 
or to my address. It is great fun hearing your 
news first! 



1991 



President: Dawn Monahan 
Secretary: Beth Robinson 
Fund Agent: Christine Flint 

Kathryn Johnson is a 3rd year med 
student at Tufts Univ and working at 
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. 
On 10/08/94 she will marry John Glass II 
(HSC '90) Leigh Matzdorf is branch man- 
ager at Commercial Credit Corporation. 
Amber Bennett Moncure was married on 
7/3/93 to Randy Moncure. Wendy Pressel 
Sullivan, Emily Leming, and Carolyn 
Imperato ('93) were in the wedding held at 
SBC Chapel Amber is in her last yr. at U 
Penn Wendy Pressel Sullivan is In 
Atlanta as a legal secretary and running to 
auditions. She enjoyed attending her 
grandmother's, Helen Talbott ('27) reunion. 
Allene Doucette will be married 6/25/94 
to Todd Miller at SBC Chapel. Lea Harvey 
90, Jennifer Gregg, and Karen Hott will 
be bridesmaids. Al will return for her mas- 
ters in fine art. Betsy Butler received her 
M,A, in journalism from Ohio State and is 
communications coordinator for a law firm 
She has been traveling a lot; to Norway, a 
visit to Patti Austin, and she plans to 
head west for World Cup Skiing, Tammy 
O'Malley is in her 2nd year of grad, school 
in social work and working as a group thera- 
pist at Parent Child Center, She is engaged 
to Larry Fein and plans a 10/94 wedding, 
Emily Leming moved to Green Village, NJ, 
She recently saw Laura Rose Martin and 
Amber Bennett Moncure Jennifer 
Gregg was promoted to Senior Consultant 
at Ernst & Young, She saw Leah Starr in 
May and keeps in touch with Carey Bates 
and Al Doucette. Carol Krajewski is 
modeling full time and enjoying the money 
and travel She went hiking out west in the 
Black Hills and Yellowstone, then to Cancun 
and Cozumel, Christine Flint is in Bulgaria 
teaching conversational English to h,s, stu- 
dents, Kathryn Hagist still lives in Chapel 
Hill and works in marketing. She saw 
Stephanie Pratt and Paige Wright 



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39 



Paige is in law at the University of Rictimond. 
Beth Hensley Martin married Jay 8/21/ 
93, Lorraine Haire was a bridesmaid and 
many SBC alumnae attended, Lorraine is a 
lead teactier in a prescliool in Fairfax, Va. 
Stie is still pursuing a masters in education. 
Carey Bates is at Ttie l\/1arasco Newton 
Group, an environmental consulting firm in 
DC, She has been traveling and lool<ing into 
grad, programs. She volunteers and sees 
Suzanne Petrie and Susan Spurrell 
Susan works in public relations tor a trade 
association. Susan saw Kristin Walburg. 
Suzanne is a program analyst at the 
Pentagon. She lool<s forward to Kimberly 
McGraw's wedding and visiting Kathryn 
Hagist with Carey Bates. 

Bonnie Dawson lives in Amherst 
County where she played Kate in Brighton 
Beach Memoirs. She is working on getting 
a novel published, being a parent aide, and 
has completed the building of her house with 
her family. Mary Lanford is in her 2nd yr. 
at the U of Alabama in English and thinking 
about an IVI.A. in library science. Liz 
Hourllian teaches biology, chemistry, and 
physics at St, Paul's High School in 
Swaziland, Southern Africa. She will be 
home in Dec. Signee Hoffman graduated 
from Palmer Chiropractic College. She trav- 
eled throughout Canada and the U.S. with 
her fiance. They plan to open a practice to- 
gether in Carmel Megan Read drove 
across country with Katherine Cooper and 
is doing an internship at an advertising 
agency. She is attending John Hopkins Busi- 
ness School. Katherine Cooper also at- 
tends John Hopkins Business School and 
works for a Spanish TV and Radio Station as 
Account Executive, Ashley Krass is in 
Atlantawriting a novel. Laurel LeStrange 
is completing her M.k in psychology. She 
recently became engaged to Mike Donckers 
(HSC '90), Keely Lange received her MA, 
in Political Science from U, of Illinois, She 
attends the U, of Washington School of 
Foreign Languages, Tisa Oelaney lives in 
Atlanta with Holly Hicks ('92) and works for 
a lobbyist. She says the weinermobile is his- 
tory, but is now volunteering on campaigns 
and playing soccer. She keeps in touch with 
Beth Malloy ('90), Brandi Beck ('90), Liz 
Jennings, Kana Roess, and Sarah 
Clinton Jackie Kjono works at 
South High School in Minneapolis, Kim 
Blackwell Terry was married 4/11/92 to 
Lance Terry, They expect a baby in Nov, In 
May '92 she went into the army and is 
stationed in Karlsbuhe, Germany, Kim Hat- 
ter Ellis was married 5/08/93 to Danny, 
They are building a house near Wintergreen, 
VA, Ashley Quarrier works at the National 
Association of Life Underwriters in DC. She 
plans to marry Eamon Moran in Jan, He is 
in the Foreign Service so they will move to 
Shanghai, China in Feb, for 2 years, Cathi 
Goslau is the Director of Admission for the 
John Robert Powers Modeling Agency 
in Denver, She still teaches riding part 
time and keeps in touch with Stephanie 
Berger, Cameron Cox, and Tammy 
O'Malley Stephanie Berger is in her 
last yr, at Colorado Univ, She enjoyed 



attending Melanie Duke and Beth 
Hensley Martin's weddings Fiona 
Mackay received her MA, in Dance/ 
Movement Therapy, She works on the Clip- 
per City in Baltimore and al Francis Scott Key 
Hospital as a Dance/Movement Therapist, 
She will marry Richard Crone in the summer 
of 94, Heather Service works for Simon 
& Schuster Publishing Company in 
Manhattan, She still rides and is the secre- 
tary lor Loyd Harbor Equine Association, 
Stephanie Banton is Assistant Branch 
Manager at AmSouth Bank in Birmingham, 
AL, Karen Holland is in Winston-Salem, 
NC working lor Champion Products Corpo- 
rate Headquarters. She saw Elise Scott in 
Charlottesville, 

D'Andra Simmons is in Dallas mod- 
eling and acting. She was hired as a broker 
at Rauscher, Pierce, Refsnes, Inc, Vickie 
Campo is an admissions counselor for SBC 
and enjoys all the traveling. Penny Tadler 
is substitute teaching and attending Hofstra 
Univ, for her M.S, in Reading, She enjoys 
teaching technical Theater and acting as an 
SBC rep, at college fairs, Michelle Gibson 
is in Tampa, FL where she received her MBA 
from U, of South Florida, She is engaged to 
Rick Kolaska, Tori Hutcheson spends her 
time riding where she has seen Amy Ghiz 
('92), Mary Lanford, and Marilyn Adams 
('92), NandinI Sett returned to India where 
she is working on an Advanced diploma for 
computer software programming, 

Owen Fisher Glew and her husband 
are in Baltimore, MD, She is studying at 
John Hopkins Univ, School of Medicine, 
Karen Hott works for a brokerage firm in 
Richmond, VA: Jackie Holtzman '92 works 
there also. Karen is living with Julie Brooks 
'90, and is an alumnae-admissions rep 
(AAR) for SBC, Arleigh Davis is the house 
mother at the Pi Kappa Alpha house at W&L 
and works as manager at Samanda's in 
Lynchburg, Elliott Pitts is an art teacher lor 
the Peace Corps in Ghana, Africa, Dawn 
Monahan Nelson works for Virginia Blood 
Services, She married Morgan Nelson 8/28/ 
93 Brice McRae and Mamie Farmer 
were bridesmaids and other SBC'ers 
attended, Mamie Farmer is the Tenant 
Relations Administrator tor Riverfront Plaza 
in Richmond. Brice McRae lives in 
Valdosta, GA. Anne Crow is in Lexington, 
KY, planning her wedding to Paul (W&L'90). 
As lor me I am moving to Birmingham. AL 
and hope to teach in the near future. The 
class ot 1991 heard from 45% of the class. 
Keep the cards and letters coming! 



SWEET BRIAR 



*E M AGAZII 



Editor 


NANCY GODWIN BALDWIN 57 


AnIttanI Edllat 
and Class Holes Edilo 


NOREEN DONNELLY PARKER 


Managing Editor 


LOUISE SWIECKI ZINGARO '80 


Dosign 


Itie Design Group 
Lynchburg, VA 


Alumnao Board. Sweel 6rlar Alumnae Association 
Julyl. 1993-June 30. 1994 


Presideni 


NANCY HUDLER KEUFFEL 62 
Bloomtield Hills, Ml 


Fitsl Vice Presidenl and 
Director ol Clubs 


MYTH MONNICH BAYOUD '80 
Dallas, TX 


Second Vice President 


NATHALIE RYAN HOYT 12 
Houston. TX 


Thifd Vice President 
and Alumnae Admissions 
Representative Ctiair 


LYNNE GARDNER DETMEH M 
Norvralk, CT 


Secretary 


ANN YOUNG BLOOM '59 
Wynnewood, PA 


Treasurer 


MARGARET (ROBIN) 
CHRISTIAN RYAN 74 
Wellesley, MA 


Alumnae Fund Cttair 


MILDRED (BEEI NEWMAN 
THAYER '61 
Madison, NJ 


Nominating Cnair 


ANNE MERCER KORNEGAY '66 
Baton Rouge, LA 


Academic Outieacn 
Chair 


ANNE WILSON ROWE '57 
Fredericksburg. VA 


Regional Ctiairs 


MARY GARY AMBLER '67 

Scarsdale, NY 




MARJORIE MCGRAW 
MCDONALD '60 
Ruxlon. MO 




SANDRA TAYLOR 
CRAIGHEAD '74 
Rictimond. VA 




ANN BRUCE FAIRCLOTH 66 
Surtside Beach. SC 




LUCY DARBY COLE '78 
Tampa. FL 




LINDA MAE VISOCAN '87 
Cleveland. OH 




LILLIAN SINKS SWEENEY '80 
East Grand Rapids. Ml 




MARGARET STUART WILSON 
DICKEY '41 
New Orleans. U 




MELANIE BOWENSTEGLICH -78 
Dallas. TX 




ELIZABETH (BETSY) MOORE 
RICE '78 
Phoenix. AZ 


Memttera at-Large 


KATHYRN HAW '92 
Carrboro. NC 




DEBRA ELKINS '93 
College Station. TX 



Members ol the Board ol Oireclors ol Sweet Briar 
nominated by the Alumnae Association and elected 
by the Board ot Directors ot Sweel Briar PATRICIA 
NEALE VAN CLIEF '72. Nicholasville, KY, ETHEL OGDEN 
BURWELL '58, Grosse Poinle Farms, Ml, MARSHA TAYLOR- 
DELAtN '76, Dover, DE, MARY (MOLLIE) JOHNSON 
NELSON '64, Looliout Mountain. IN 

El Ofllcio: LYN DILLAflO GBONES '45. Virginia Beach. VA 
Planned Giving Chair: ELIZABETH DOUCETT NEILL '42. 
Soulhein Pines. NC, Boxwood Circle Chair and Fund Agent 
Chair. JOOY RAINES BRINKIEY '57, Richmond, VA Annual 
Fund Chair, VAUGHAN INGE MORRISSETTE '54, Mobile, AL, 
Reunion Gills Chair, MARIE (MIMI) CHAPIN PLUMLEY '57, 
Arlington, VA, Reunion Gihs Chair-elect, NANCY GODWIN 
BALDWIN '57, Monroe, VA, Editoi, Alumnae Maga/ine, 
LOUISE SWIECKI ZINGARO '80, Sweel Brrar, VA, Oireclor, 
Alumnae Association 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



IN THE SWEET BRIAR TRADITION 



Missie McGinnis McClain '54: 

Securing the Future of the Past 




"Gerhard Masur was a brilliant, 
hrilliant European history profes- 
sor with all the credentials you'd 
expect from an intellect of his 
caliber. He published five books, 
spoke SLX languages, and traveled 
extensively as a distinguished, 
international scholar. He wrote 
more articles and lectured at 
more places — from Bogota, to 
Berkeley, to Berlin — during a 
career that spanned 50 years. 
But, of all his achievements, 
nothing can compare to what he 
did for his students at Sweet 
Briar. 



Devoted alumna Missie McGinnis McClain rushed to make her 
Campaign gift to Sweet Briar and is just now designating her 
charitable unitrust in memory of beloved Professor Gerhard 
Masur. "I've thought of Professor Masur many times over the 
years," says Missie. "When I was teaching history, traveling, 
reading, or watching the news, it's amazing how often his 
lectures came to mind — and they still do! He had such an 
incredible life: fleeing the Nazis, living in South America, al- 
ways writing and receiving such accolades for his work. Pro- 
fessor Masur could have lived and taught anywhere, but he 
chose to stay with us. He loved Sweet Briar and we loved 
him." 

"In Professor Masur's classes, 
students went from learning 
history to really loving history. 
His approach was so vivid and 
engaging — so saUirated with 
philosophy, music, art, architec- 
ture, poetry, and literaaire — 
that you couldn't help but be 
enthralled, really swept up in the 
time period and the people. 
"Studying with Professor 
Masur was a great privilege. It 
was an opportunity that influ- 
enced, and continues to enrich, 
my entire life. How do you 



match such an incredible gift? 
You can't. But by designating my 
Campaign gift to the College as a 
scholarship in his name, I'm 
hoping I can at least acknowl- 
edge Professor Masur's contribu- 
tion to Sweet Briar as an 
outstanding scholar and mentor. 
I'm also hoping that the plan 1 
selected will allow my gift to 
grow — though I suppose part 
of that depends on where I st:md 
on the actuarial tables! 

"The way a Charitable Re- 
mainder LInitnist works, the 
assets I gave the College are 
valued annually, but the percent- 
age 1 have elected to receive in 
income is fixed for life. If the 
unitarst perfomis well, which 
historically they tend to do, the 
difference is plowed back into 
trust. Every year, as the unitrust 
continues to grow, I'll receive the 
same percentage of a larger 
investment. Plus, I'll always have 
the option of adding to that 
investment by making additional 
gifts. 

"1 also think alumnae should 
know that Sweet Briar retains a 
wonderful lawyer and planned 
giving expert who can go over 
the tax implications and answer 
any other questions that come 
up during the planning process. 
His name is 'Winton C. Smith, Jr. 
and, thanks to him, my gift was 
not eaten up in consulting fees 
before I got tlie chance to make it! 

"Hopefully, I'll be speaking 
with Mr. Smith again soon about 
the prospect of making a more 
immediate gift. The only down- 



side to a unitaist is that it doesn't 
go into effect until your death. If 
we could pull together — that is, 
myself and any other interested 
alumnae — perhaps we could 
hind the scholarship sooner. I 
still have my European history 
notes and I wonder how many 
other students kept theirs, too. 

For more information about 
making a current or defened gift 
to The Gerhard Masur Scholarship 
in History or making a bequest of 
any kind, please contact Mitchell 
L. Moore. Vice President for 
Dei'elopment, P. O. Box G. Siveet 
Briar College. Sweet Briar. 
Virginia 24595, (804) 381-6161. 



DEPARTMENT OF SUMMER STUDIES 




A summer lunch bunch gathers in the sunshine on the terrace outside Prothro Commons. 



Riding Clinic 

May 12-31 Schooling-Oriented Horse Show Series 
May 16-18 Riding and Schooling Clinics I & II 
May 27-29 Alumnae Reunion Weekend 
July 3-10 Pony Club Tetrathlon 

Dennis Van Der l\^eer Tennis Clinics 

June 3-August 7 

Dennis Van Der Meer, regarded by many as "The 
Worid's Leading Tennis Teacher," will return to Sweet 
Briar College to personally conduct his ongoing tennis 
clinics. Along with his staff specialists, Dennis will 
instruct professionals, adults, and juniors with his 
innovative teaching techniques. For full details and 
reservations, call Dennis' toll-free number: (800) 
845-6138. 

Givargis Soccer School 

July 10-July 15 Clinic I 

July17-July22 Clinic II 

July 24-July 29 Clinic III 

July 31 -August 5 Clinic IV 

Jim Givargis, professional soccer player and coach, will 

conduct four clinics (residential and commuter) open to 

boys and girls ages 6-17. Coach Givargis and his 

intemationally-qualified staff will provide intense technical 

soccer training for these students on the SBC campus. 

Suzuki Institute 

July 22-July 24 Suzuki Orchestra and Faculty 
July 24-July 30 Suzuki Music Institute I 
July 31 -August 6 Suzuki Music Institute II 



Alexander Technique 

July 9-14 

The Alexander Technique offers a joyful, systematic look 
Into the underlying principles which govern human 
movement. When applied, these principles guide us to a 
dynamic experience of kinesthetic lightness, wherein 
thinking becomes clearer, feeling accessible, sensations 
livelier, and movement more pleasurable. Within this 
fluid, more conscious condition, we find our actions and 
interactions at once strengthened and refined, our sense 
of time expanded, and our rapport with the environment 
restored. Recommended for anyone who is physically 
uncomfortable due to stress, postural ailments, 
movement problems, old injuries, or poor self-image. 
Also for performing artists, athletes, movement 
educators, dance therapists, physical therapists, 
counselors, and psychologists. 

For information and brochures about these summer 
programs, please contact: Archie Waldron, Director of 
Summer Programs, P.O. Box L, Sweet Briar, VA 24595, 
(804)381-6146. 

' Please send information about the following programs: ' 

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D Dennis Van Der Meer Clinics D Givargis Soccer School 
D Alexander Technique 

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Date: Summer 1994 

To: The Sweet Briar Family 
From: Barbara A. Hill, 

President, Sweet Briar College 



During its spring meetings on campus 
April 21-23, Sweet Briar's Board of Directors 
voted to allow our college farm gradually to 
phase out its dairy operations. 

This action comes as a result of a year- 
long study of the dairy, initiated in March 
1993 by our farm manager, Kyle Leonard. 
Mr. Leonard, a gradu- 
ate of the Dairy Man- 
agement Program at 
Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute in Blacksburg, 
raised concerns about 
new environmental 
directives that would 
ultimately affect Sweet 
Briar's dairy\ primarily 
because of its physical 
location in a small 
valley above a stream. 

After seeking 
advice from the State 
Extension Service, the 
Soil Conserv^ation 
Service, and a team of 
experts from the Dairy 
Management Program at 'Virginia Tech, and 
hearing their recommendations, our Board 
of Directors considered the possibility of 
renovating the dairy or relocating it to an- 
other part of Sweet Briar's 3,300 acre cam- 
pus, but the expense of either of those 
options would be prohibitive. 

To renovate the dairy, these consultants 
said we would have to install a manure 
storage tank to handle milking parior waste 
and all manure deposited around the dairy, 
as well as an elaborate system of culverts to 
prevent groundwater runoff to the stream 
below. Relocating the dairy would mean 
finding a suitable site and building to future 
environmental specifications, which may 
continue to change. 

Sweet Briar's mission is as an educa- 
tional institution, and our financial decisions 
must support that mission. To divert sub- 
stantial financial resources to the dairy at 
this time would not support the current 
needs of the College. The dairy's primary 
purpose has not been as a profit-making 




enterprise, but as a way to maintain vast 
campus grounds without having to expend 
financial resources. 

As a way to continue to make the best 
use of this farmland, we gradually will 
phase in a beef cattle herd as we gradually 
sell our dairy herd. 'We already are well 
equipped for this 
operation without 
making substantial 
financial investment 
in new facilities. An 
added bonus is the 
fact that beef cattle 
ha\'e far less environ- 
mental impact on the 
land. While we grew 
corn to produce silage 
for the dairy herd, the 
beef catrie will graze, 
thereby eliminating 
any need for chemi- 
cally fertilized corn- 
fields. The College 
will continue to ex- 
plore other potential 
uses for our farmland as well. 

As en\ ironmental regulations become 
more and more strict, the expense of com- 
pliance has resulted in dairy farmers across 
the country making similar decisions as 
Sweet Briar. In fact, Sweet Briar's dairy is 
the only one still in operation in Amherst 
and Nelson counties. A State Extension 
Service meeting last month in Harrisonburg 
drew more than 200 concerned dairy farm- 
ers from across the state to discuss these 
issues. 

Historically, dairies were located near 
streams as a way to make use of the water 
for cooling the milk, cleaning the milking 
parlor, and for water for the cows. In recent 
years, environmental agencies have focused 
on dairies' locations as an environmental 
concern. 

Sweet Briar commends Kyle Leonard 
for alerting the College to the potential 
environmental problems with the dairy. 'We 
are pleased that we have found such a good 
alternative use for our farmland. 



Answers to questions you may have: 

QWas Sweet Briar's dairy issued a 
citation by the Department of 
Environmental Quality (DEQ)? 

A Yes; this happened just this 
March, more than a year after we 
had been addressing these issues 
ourselves. The focus of our study of the 
dairy has been much broader than the 
single area noted in the citation. We 
were cited only for problems with runoff 
from our milking parlor. The DEQ has 
cited many dairies in the state for similar 
violations recently, even the dairy farm 
run by the Dairy Management Program 
at Virginia Tech. 

QWill the changeover from dairy 
farming to beef farming mean a 
loss of jobs? 

A We have seven employees at the 
dairy. We would expect that we 
will need only two or three for the beef 
herd, so we will be looking at only three 
or four fewer employees. We are 
exploring the possibility of using these 
employees elsewhere. 



Q 



Why beef cattle? 



A A land use expert on the team 
from Virginia Tech helped us to 
look at other uses for the land, every- 
thing from other types of farming to 
raising other kinds of livestock. Beef 
cattle are the most logical choice and 
will be an easy transition. We already 
have some beef cattle, and buy and sell 
them. 

QWhat will happen to the present 
dairy facilities? Will they be torn 
down, or another use found for them? 

A When the transition is complete, 
equipment specifically used in 
dairy farming will be sold. Some or most 
of the buildings will be used by the farm 
and its beef cattle enterprise. 



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3 Nancy Hudler Keuffel '62, president of the 
s Alumnae Association, introduced 1993 s 
Distinguished Alumna at a special dinner 
on April 22, 1994, in honor of the awardee 
and the senior class, held during the spring 
meetings of the Board of Directors and the 
Alumnae Association Board. 

It is with great pride and pleasure that 
I present this evening, on behalf of the 
Alumnae Association of Sweet Briar College, 
the Distinguished Alumna Award to Molly 
Haskell of the Class of 1961. Established in 
1987, the award honors alumnae who have 
brought distinction to themselves and to 
Sweet Briar College through outstanding 
accomplishments in a volunteer or profes- 
sional capacity. As a renowned film critic 
and author, Molly certainly has fulfilled 
those requirements. At a conference at 
Brown University, she was introduced as 
"one of today's most perceptive media 
critics." When we read Molly's exquisite, 
lucid prose, and consider the impact she 
has had on film, especially on our awareness 
of the image of women in film, we feel a 
deep sense of gratification that she is a 
graduate of this college. We appreciate also 
the fact that many of the articles written about 
her refer to her education at Sweet Briar. 

We are thrilled that Molly can be with 
us tonight to accept her award. Normally it 
is presented at the College's Opening Con- 
vocation, but Molly had to be in Paris then, 
in her capacity as artistic director of the 
Sarasota French Film Festival, to view and 
select films for that event. We also are 
delighted to have Molly's brother, John 
Haskell, and his wife Helen with us this 
evening, and a group of Molly's classmates 
and friends. From the Class of 1961: Mary 
Kennedy Daly, Rose Burks Emery, Barbara 
Childrey Fowler and her husband Calvin, 
Marion Moltz Funkhouser, and Bee 
Newman Thayer; and from the Class of 
I960, Elizabeth Meade Howard. 

As a student, Molly was outstanding in 
both academic and extracurricular pursuits: 
president of the freshman class and a 
Dean's List student who spent her junior 
year at the University of London, she was 
active in Aints & Asses, Tau Phi, Campus 
Chest, Orientation, May Day Committee, the 



Molly Haskell 



to';^^^£sM ALUMNA AWARD 1993 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



Feminism captured some of us with its vkion of women's possibilities, 
but this was an idea that came natural kj to graduates«j)fjan institution 

where women came first and onlu. ^^f^" em 

Aiip 17 1994 



VIRGINIA 



Freshman Show, the Senior Show, and tlie 
Saccharine Thome Gang. After leaving 
Sweet Briar, where she graduated Phi Beta 
Kappa, Cum Laude, with Highest Honors in 
English, she did graduate work at the 
University of London and the Sorbonne. She 
then moved to New York, where her first 
job was as public relations associate for 
Sperry Rand. From there she moved to her 
first job involving movies, as a publicist for 
the French Film Office, writing reviews of 
French films for the American press. Later, 
she landed a job at the Village Voice where 
she met eminent film critic Andrew Sarris 
whom she married in 1969. She then took a 
job reviewing movies for New York Magazine. 
In 1974 she published her first book, From 
Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women 
in the Movies, which traced the develop- 
ment of women's roles in the movies from 
the 1920s. This highly acclaimed book, 
which was updated in 1987, is a staple for 
college film courses. In 1980 Molly became 
the film critic for Vogue, and also wrote 
many free-lance film reviews for such maga- 
zines as Ms, Esquire, and Mademoiselle. In 
1990 she published her second book. Love 
and Other Infectious Diseases, a memoir 
based on her husband's near-fatal illness in 
1984. (Her husband recovered and now 
teaches at Columbia University and writes a 
film column for the New York Obsener.) 
Molly also teaches at Columbia, and writes 
reviews for the New York Times and articles 
for the journal Film Comment She often 
appears on TV network shows including the 
"Today" show and CBS Morning News. 

This is Molly's third visit to Sweet Briar 
as an alumna. In 1976, during the 75th 
anniversary of the College's founding, she 
gave a talk entitled '"Why Do We Need 
Rituals?" and in 1983, on the occasion of the 
inauguration of Sweet Briar's seventh presi- 
dent. Dr. Nenah Fry, she spoke on "Images 
of 'Women in European and American 
Cinema." She spoke at Randolph-Macon 
■Woman's College during a foreign film 
series in 1978; gave a talk on "The Treat- 
ment of Women in Films" at Hollins College 
in 1987; and was a scholar-in-residence at 



Salem College in Winston-Salem, North 
Carolina in 1990. Molly does not speak only 
about women in the media. In 1989 she 
gave a lecture entitled "The Changing Roles 
of Women and Men in Contemporary Film" 
at the University of Richmond; also in 1989 
she was one of a small group of prominent 
participants in a conference at Brown Uni- 
versity on "The Changing American Family." 
Molly's session, which she co-chaired with 
novelist and critic John Leonard, was called 
"Through the Looking Glass: Media 
Reflections of the Family." 

Molly Haskell has become a leading 
voice in the world of film. If there are any 
students here who have not read at least 
one of her reviews, 1 urge you to do so. 
Molly's writing is breathtaking, exhilarating. 
Here, to tempt you, is a tidbit from the May 
12, 1991 New York Times Book Review in 
which Molly reviewed Eric Lax's biography 
of Woody Allen: "A puritanical streak, with 
its concomitant notion of sin, runs through 
his [Woody Allen's] films. In Alice, Mia 
Farrow's convent-bred heroine must be 
either a designer-dressed East Side matron 
whose friends are obsessed with the means 
offered by cosmetic surgery for staying 
young, thin, and desirable, or a bom-again, 
radiantly soap-scrubbed mama, living man- 
less and surrounded by children on the 
Lower East Side. Give us a break. Woody! 
Surely there is something between Mother 
Teresa and liposuction." 

Let me end with another quotation from 
Molly, again from the New York Times Book 
Review. In a December 19, 1993 review of 
Susan Ware's biography of Amelia Earhart, 
Molly wrote: "Ainelia Earhart. ..turns out to 
be a heroine for all seasons, someone who, 
as she emerges in this informative feminist 
biography, can be loved by groups that 
might normally be at loggerheads: men and 
women, mothers and daughters, feminists 
and nonfeminists." 

I apply these words to Molly Haskell 
herself Although "a well-known feminist" — 
to use Time magazine's phrase — she is 
respected and admired by both sexes and 
all groups. She is indeed a thinker and 



writer for all seasons. Sweet Briar College is 
immensely proud of her and her achieve- 
ments. Without further adoc.J.Gpnfer-'upon 
her the Distinguished Alumna Award. 

Molly Haskell: 

Thank you, Nancy, for an overwhelm- 
ing introduction. And you, Barbara iHill], 
and all of you responsible for choosing me 
for this wonderful award. It's wonderful to 
see familiar faces — Toni Nelson and Dick 
Rowland — and classmates and friends — 
Mandy and Mary Hunter who've come a 
long way at great inconvenience; Babs and 
Cal; and from Chariottesville R.B. and 
Elizabeth; Bee who's on the Board; my 
brother and sister-in-law Helen. 

The note that must be struck is that of 
change — the number of changes, the terrify- 
ing pace of change in roles and attitudes of 
the last 30 years. It's customary on these 
occasions to say one's alma mater has 
prepared one for the road ahead, but with 
all due respect, I don't think anything could 
have prepared me for the social convulsions 
that have greeted the Class of '61, liberating 
us, sabotaging us, or a little of both. 

We've had to question and sometimes 
reverse all the cardinal rules, the most dra- 
matic one being that instead of expecting to 
marry and give ourselves over for safekeep- 
ing to a man, women now assume they will 
have to work and be self-supporting, and 
live alone for long stretches of their lives. 
This has been a sea change in the way we 
view ourselves and the worid. When I look 
at my students I envy their sense of focus, 
and I have mixed feelings about their ap- 
parent lack of romantic illusions. When I 
show films from the thirties, forties, fifties, 
even sixties, I might as well be showing 
films in another language or from another 
planet. Romance — what's that? Women who 
give up everything for love! Women who, if 
they have a career, must pay for it by losing 
their femininity and the man — unless they 
reform, or allow themselves to be reformed, 
into a "real woman." The repression of 

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AW.RENCE 




ARABIA 



SWEET BRIAR RECRUITEK' 

^he ^alhs af^'^ate and Bestiny work in mysletiom wa^s, anB q^ believe 

the course to btina me to c^weet (^^tiat beaan some 30 ueats ago under 

the in'^luence o^ a brilliant red sun. 



This article originally appeared in the 
Winter 1993 issue of the Sweet Briar College 
Library Gazette; excerpts are reprinted here 
with permission. 

While we were sitting at home in 
England, browsing through college catalogs, 
trying to make an informed decision as to 
which scholarships to apply for, my father 
noticed that Sweet Briar College has a rare 
book collection. To be more specific, the 
Evelyn Day Mullen '31 T. E. Lawrence 
Collection. The decision had been made; I 
am at Sweet Briar (in part) due to a book 
collection! The paths of fate and destiny 
work in mysterious ways, and I believe the 
course to bring me to Sweet Briar began 
some 30 years ago under the influence of a 
brilliant red sun. 

In 1965 my parents went to see David 
Lean's epic film Lawrence of Arabia, which 
stars Peter O'Toole in the title role, along 
with an impressive supporting cast of, 
amongst others, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, 
and Claude Rains. There is one particular 
scene in this film, comprised of two inter- 
changing shots: a man staggering, helpless, 
across the Nefudh Desert, no water, no 

BY ANDREA J. BUCK 
1993-94 Visiting Student from Royal 
Holloway College, Great Britain 



shelter, and no camel to ride upon; and the 
sun, an enormous, oppressive sun which 
fills the screen. At this point I think I must 
have had my first significant communication 
from my mother, who, heavily pregnant with 
me, began to feel "the effects of the heat." 

As with all films, one is never quite 
sure of its accuracy, and so when my father 
was given a copy of the Seven Pillars of 
Wisdom, written by T. E. Lawrence, the 
gaps in the film were filled, and a more 
personal perspective of Lawrence's time in 
Arabia emerged. Yet this was only one 
aspect of his life; my father wanted to know 
more. During subsequent readings he came 
across a photograph of Lawrence taken at 
Bridlington on the 26th of February, 1935, 
the day he retired from the Royal Air Force. 
In it Lawrence shows an uncanny resem- 
blance to my great-grandfather, who also 
was named Thomas Edward. So now there 
was a personal affinity which made 
Lawrence of special interest. 

In 1969, while we were on holiday in 
the south of England, we took our first visit 
to Clouds Hill in Dorset. This is the house 
Lawrence initially rented, then bought, the 
extensive improvements to which were 
made possible by the proceeds from his 
translation of Homer's Odyssey. On that day 
an elderly lady took our admission, and 
conducted a tour of the house. Even though 



I was only four at the time, I can remember 
it well; the gramophone in the Music Room, 
the leather divan in the Book Room. What I 
remember particularly is the lovely musty 
smell of leather and old books. It is pos- 
sible, though by no means certain, that the 
lady who took our admission that day was 
Mrs. Knowles, who lived in the cottage over 
the road, and had been friends with 
Lawrence during the time he was at Clouds 
Hill. After Lawrence's death, his brother A. 
W. Lawrence presented the house to The 
National Trust as part of a memorial to him. 

It is interesting that the more one reads 
and learns about Lawrence, the more fasci- 
nating he becomes. When, in 1922, he 
enlisted in the RAF, he took the name of 
Ross. Having been discharged due to his 
true identity being discovered, he enlisted 
in the tank corps as T. E. Shaw. He traveled 
widely as a boy and a young undergradu- 
ate, visiting France, Palestine, Egypt, and 
Greece, and lived in many places during the 
early years of his life. I think that it can be 
the smallest, sometimes most tenuous asso- 
ciations that can carry the greatest signifi- 
cance; for example, the resemblance in the 
Bridlington photograph. And for us as a 
family, the fact that he was born in 
Tremadoc in North Wales, has great impor- 
tance, as we have many ties, both family 
and private interests, in the area. Even 
before my father knew Lawrence had been 
born there, it was his favorite place to be. 

The diverse aspects of this man fuel 
one's interest. As my father says, "He is a 
thoroughly interesting chap who did and 
saw so much." Amongst his many friends. 




Andrea Buck 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



he counted Thomas Hardy, E. M. Forster, 
Winston Churchill, and Sir Hugh Trenchard, 
Air Marshall of the RAF. His friendship with 
the Astor family has led to much specula- 
tion, particulariy regarding the white roses 
placed every August upon his grave, to 
mark the anniversary of his birthday. Who 
sends the flowers, and from where, nobody 
knows. The fact that some things about him 
remain undiscovered adds to the intrigue. 

As Winston Churchill wrote in a letter 
dated 4th March 1954, "It is the measure of 
his greatness that his multiple achievement 
has passed beyond opinion into history." * I 
think it is the mix of historical legend with 
the inevitable dose of romanticism which 
appeals to many people, including me. To 
realize that there is more is the important 
and fascinating thing. As B. H. Liddell Hart 
wrote, " 'Lawrence of Arabia' remains a vital 
figure in the history of our times." " 

As I feel this to be so, the library and 
students at Sweet Briar are very fortunate to 
have such a collection of books, amassed 
for them through the generosity of the 
principal donor, Evelyn Day Mullen. For me, 
the library has been an invaluable support to 
my chosen studies at Sweet Briar, in courses 
which are not available to me in England. 
As T. E. Lawrence aspired with his writing, I 
too aspire, through education, diversity of 
opinion, and emphasis on perspectives, all 
of which are present at Sweet Briar. 

'The Home Letter ofT. E. Lawrence and 
His Brothers, p.xii. Basil Blackwell. Oxford 
1954. 

"The National Trust publication Clouds 
Hill, p.3. 

Andrea glowed as she spoke of her year's 
experiences at SBC. Noting "the feeling that 
students and alumnae have for this place, " 
she expressed thanks for the "generous schol- 
arship" which allowed her to be here, "in the 
right place at the right time" [in her lifej. She 
has participated in "so many things I never 
thought of, " including tennis, fencing, a 
course in beginning painting, a practicum 
involving work in the Pannell Gallery, and a 
"fabulous art history course with Professor 
Laing. "Andrea lingered until mid-fuly to 
work in the gallery, then was joined by her 
family for travel to New York state. Cape 
Cod, New Hampshire, and Canada before 
returning to England for her final year at 
Royal Holloway. 



DISTINGUISHED 
continued from page 3 

earlier films is completely baffling to 
them; women and men who, because of 
the strictures of the Production Code that 
governed movies until the '60s, were not 
allowed to indulge in what the Hays 
Office called "lewd behavior" — i.e. going 
to bed together, kissing for longer than 
three seconds. 

Hitchcock got around that in 
Notorious, with the famous kiss between 
Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant that, 
thanks to judicious interruptions, was 
prolonged for three minutes. That's my 
kind of movie, and represents a bias for 
which I've been criticized by some 
feminist film theorists. 

We were on the threshold of a 
decade of political ferment. Feminism 
captured some of us with its vision of 
women's possibilities, but this was an 
idea that came naturally to graduates of 
an institution where women came first 
and only. I cheered from the sidelines as 
Sweet Briar held out against the national 
tide in favor of coeducation. Now public 
opinion is coming around to the realiza- 
tion that education is not always gender 
blind, and that single sex institutions pay 
attention to women and take them 
seriously at a time when many need it, 
when they might not take themselves 
seriously. 

We enjoyed female bonding before 
it had a label. There were glorious 
moments, hours, evenings of pranks and 
hilarity in the all-female privacy of 
smokers (God forbid). We were defi- 
nitely environmentally incorrect! 

There were brilliant teachers that 
we didn't have to share with noisy or 
distractingly attractive male students. 
One of these, Richard Rowland, is here 
tonight, as is the widow of another, Dr. 
Lawrence Nelson. These were men who in 
sharing their passion for English literature 
inspired more than one generation of 
students, and I am here to thank them 
both for shaping my taste and steering 
me toward my commitment to a life of 
words and images. When I remember 
them, it's not so much for what they 
said — though that, too — as for the sound 



of their voices and the expressions on 
their faces when reading or reciting a 
particularly glorious passage from 
Shakespeare or Pope or Emily Dickinson 
or Milton. 

In my graduating class, the emphasis 
was very much on marriage. Probably 
from the example of my friends here 
tonight, a large percentage did find 
happiness in marriage and family — and 
then something. That then something 
might be career, volunteer work, or 
vocation, or a combination of the above, 
before, during, or after children. Those 
of us who wanted to do something a 
little different, didn't have "role models," 
but we've stumbled along by fits and 
starts, finding our way by trial and error, 
establishing some synthesis of what 
Freud designated the twin poles of life, 
love and work. 

I can only wish you of the graduat- 
ing class even wider choices without loss 
of focus. I'm sure that the ties that unite 
us tonight on this resplendent campus, 
with its memories and its challenges, are 
stronger than the thirty years and tumul- 
tuous world events that have come 
between. 



Recipients of the 
Distinguishied Alumna Award 

1988 Dorothy Bottom Duffy '49 
Diana Muldaur Dozier '60 
Karin Lawson '74 

1989 Hallam Hurt '67 

1 990 Virginia Upchurch Collier '72 
Katherine Upchurch Takvorian '72 

1991 Ann Henderson Bannard '49 
Sadie Gwin Allen Blackburn '45 

1 992 Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp '68 

1993 Molly Haskell Sarris '61 



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/ight...thi,s is the word which, for me, 
most aptly describes Sweet Briar's trip 
to France. Bright sunlight bathed the 
southern landscapes of Provence and 
the Dordogne, burning images into our 
memories. French and European history lit 
up, coming alive, as we walked famous 
sites. We were enlightened by a new under- 
standing of the inspiration and use of light 
in painting as we walked in the same places 
Van Gogh, Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and 
so many other Impressionists did. Best of all, 
laughter lightened our days as our congenial 
group enjoyed precious moments together. 
How appropriate that our first day was 
spent on the high-speed train from Paris to 
Avignon, whizzing at 150 mph through 
spectacular countryside lit intermittently with 
the sunshine which blessed most of our trip. 
Flashes of light skimmed across the endless 



SWEET BRIAR'S ALUMNAE COLLEGE TOUR, MAY 1994 

umike Be 





Jim and Lynne Detmer 



I fields and vineyards as the terrain sped by in 

5 a blur of colors and impressions presaging 

6 the days to come. 

I In Aries, we stayed in a converted 17th- 
century Carmelite convent (the Hotel Jules 
Cesar), complete with chapel and cloistered 
gardens. Our stay was highlighted by a 
cocktail party hosted by Barbara and John 
Hill and Louise Zingaro, welcoming us to a 
wonderful 10 days in special places. In Aries 
we saw ancient Roman sites with Denise 
Pescataing, our warm and friendly French 
guide — a walking encyclopedia on France, 
art, history, and agriculture, and a perfect 
ambassadress for her country. We fanned 
out to Aix-en-Provence one day, Avignon 
with the Palace of Popes the next, returning 
through the Camargues, vast flat fields of 
fruit trees, grain and seed fields, and hay 
fields dotted with cattle and the white 
horses indigenous to the region. We bused 
to Nimes, Uzes, Pont du Card with its soar- 
ing aqueduct, and Les Baux-en-Provence, a 
medieval fortress city perched on a rock. 
Each place has its own fascinating history. 
But it's the light I remember. 

White .sunlight suffuses southern France, 
illuminating the landscape with the brilliance 

BY LYNNE GARDNER DETMER '68 



inspirational to so many Impresssionist 
painters. Color is everywhere — the deep 
purples and pale blues of irises; bright yel- 
low fields of rape in full bloom; the startling 
reds of vast fields of poppies; subtle soft 
greens of trees and truck gardens; an infinite 
variety of soft beiges and greys; and the 
incredible blue of the clear sky stretching 
seemingly forever behind ochre and terra- 
cotta roofs and hills. 

We followed Van Gogh's footsteps in 
Aries and Aix-en-Provence, led by artist Jill 
Steenhuis Ruffato '80. We saw many famous 
places painted by Van Gogh: the bridge in 
Aries, the cafe, the hospital, and the gar- 
dens. We were especially fortunate to see 
Cezanne's Chateau Noir, normally closed to 
the public, where Jill maintains a studio. We 
saw what these Impressionists saw and 
interpreted with such vision! The same 
perspective-altering white light shimmered 
for us, as for them. We walked in their 
spaces, learning to imbue "reality" with color 
to enhance that reality (as Van Gogh did 
with the cafe in the center of Aries, trans- 
forming its original dull color into char- 
treuse). The sky, the earth, the flowers 
present an inspirational palette for artists. 

Speaking of light, Jill's face is itself a 
study. Her smile brightens a room. Passion 
and dedication glow in her face as she speaks 
of the lessons of the master painters, of her 
"fever to create," and of grace defined as 
"going beyond yourself in your work. We 
all enjoyed the time with this accomplished 
Sweet Briar alumna, learning from her from 
the "inside" what it is like to be an artist. Jill 
was a gracious hostess both at her studio at 
Chateau Noir, and at her home, a charming 
country house reminiscent of the one de- 
scribed by Peter Mayle in A Year in Provence. 

Laughter leavened our days as we 
learned firsthand that Peter Mayle's books 
on the people of Provence are true to char- 
acter. For instance, Jill and Serge's house is 
tucked away at the end of a narrow lane in 
the middle of poppy and grain fields. I have 
indelible images etched in my memory of 
the expressions on the faces of the French 
couple who were minding their own busi- 
ness, relaxing on their front porch at the end 
of the day, when this huge tour bus loaded 
with gawking American tourists came 
cautiously down their country drive (we're 
talking about a mere padi through the fields) 
and kept right on "trucking." I shall also 
treasure the sight of our conscientious. 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 




SBC'S Alumnae College group in France, May 1994 1st row, l-r: Emily Thompson Gable '55; Wally Evans Landrum '46; Frances Bailey 
Brooke '38; Elizabeth Johnston; Anne Corbitt Little '34; William Barrett; Harriet Shanklin; Arie Jones Wittke '46; Sarah Tarns Kreker '39; Anne 
Macfarlane Clark '45. 2nd row, l-r: Bob Gable; Baylor Landrum; George Brooke; Charles Clark; Lucy Gordan Jeffers '39; Jim Detmer; SBC 
President Barbara Hill; Lynne Gardner Detmer '68; Anne Sinsheimer '51; John Hill; Mary Balest; former SBC Dean Catherine Sims; Bernie 
Ardemagni, mother of Cara Ardemagni '92; John Twohy; Peggy Addington Twohy '48; Bradley Hale, SBC Board of Directors; Anne Sheffield Hale '54, 
Diane King Nelson '48, Harry R. Nelson. 



red-headed bus driver, Jeanot, and the 
farmer in whose driveway/farmyard we were 
supposed to turn around, gesticulating vehe- 
mently during a complicated duet of rapid- 
fire French vernacular. Luckily, we could not 
understand all, and so left them to their 
"conversation" about footing, quagmires, 
wheels, the vagaries of the tourist business 
and transportation in general. We assumed 
that they finished their discussion a la Mayle 
by sharing some pastis in the farmer's kitchen. 

Off to Alba via Carcassonne... Carcassonne 
with bright blue sky glowing through its 
double medieval ramparts. Albi, our home 
for two nights, is a city not to be missed! Its 
cathedral is magnificent; the Toulouse- 
Lautrec Museum is a gem; its brick bridges 
grace the Tarn River with lovely vistas in all 
directions. From Albi we bused to Conques, 
Cordes, a charming 13th-century village, and 
Rocamadour, a tiered village overlooking the 
Dordogne River with a famous pilgrimage 
chapel at the top of 216 steps with stations 
of the cross marking the way. Again, it's the 
light 1 shall remember most. 

The contrast of light from outside to 
inside in Albi's great cathedral necessitates 
several moments of adjustment. Then one 
sees the gorgeous painted blue ceiling, and 
the huge 18th-century organ on which Cesar 
Franck played, with its multitude of carved 
wooden cherubs. The organ box is deco- 
rated with a graphic painting of the Day of 
Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. The contempo- 
rary altar, inlaid with semiprecious stones in 
glowing stained glass colors, is illuminated 



from above and adorned with exquisite 
fresh flowers asymmetrically arranged. An 
elaborate carved stone reredos of saints and 
martyrs separates the ambulatory from the 
chapel. Like Notre Dame in Paris, the power 
and wealth of the medieval church is palpable 
in such magificence. As in all the sacred 
places we visited, the faithful still practice 
their religion, graciously tolerating tourists. 

The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, a special 
jewel of a museum hou.sed in the palace, 
chronicled his growth as a painter. We saw 
his unusual use of light coming from below 
his subjects, and use of spots of colored 
pastel here and there on his drawings. 

Rainbow weather accompanied us to 
Cordes and Rocamadour, towns which have 
commanding views of the surrounding 
countryside. Light played in wonderful 
patterns over the fields and small hills, 
tricking the eye. Many of the streets are 
narrow and winding, with slivers of light 
streaking across the cobblestones, and sur- 
prises around each comer — flowers here, a 
cat on a windowsill there, and colorful 
shutters at each window. 

Of course, an ineffable "lightness of 
being" pursued us in our travel travails. 
Detours on several journeys plunked us 
onto tiny, twisting secondary (really tertiary) 
routes. Reminiscent of the astonishment of 
Jill's neighbors were the looks of unsuspect- 
ing drivers taking the inside corners on one 
small road when they saw our humongous 
tour bus coming the other way! One French 
woman must have put a hole through the 



firewall behind her brake pedal as she 
screeched to a stop before a narrow bridge. 
Her wondering "Merde!" is echoing still. The 
gendarmes were going to send us back, but 
decided that we were less of a hazard going 
forward than trying to turn around. Once 
again, the gesturing, nodding, and "colorful" 
French could have been right out of a book! 

Montignac.Ah, Montignac and the 
Chateau de la Fleunie, a magic spot on a 
plain next to the Dordogne... What special 
memories we have of our stay in the 
Chateau: laughter as we mingled on the 
western "terrasse" before dinner in a brilliant 
sunset, comparing notes on our rooms and 
the style to which we would like to become 
accustomed. From the Chateau we traveled 
to the Caves of Lascaux, Les Eyzies (close to 
Cro-Magnon Man), and Sarlat, where we 
took a walking tour. And the light... 

Our awe-inspiring trip to the perfect 
replica of the protected Caves of Lascaux 
plunged us into the dawn of history. We 
came face-to-face with the spirits of sophisti- 
cated artists painting what is believed to be 
a shrine in stunning natural colors derived 
from ground-up stones (hematite, lapis, 
ochre). The magnitude of their accomplish- 
ment and their artistry were greater than any 
of us expected. There is great motion in the 
animals depicted — mostly bulls, horses, and 
deer — as well as perspective, story-telling, 
symbolism, and a sense of wonder. It seems 
that man has valued art and artists always. 

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ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 




Linda Mae Visocan 



Kathy Garcia Pegues 



Slate for New Board Members 
of the Alumnae Association 

The slate shall be approved by the Board at its 
spring meeting, and upon approval will be 
published in the alumnae magazine. If no further 
nominations are received w/ithin two weeks, the 
slate shall be considered elected by consent. If additional 
nominations are received, the selection of the candidates 
will rest with the Executive Committee of the Alumnae 
Association. 

Positions to be reelected for a second term: 

Region VIII Chair 

Margaret Stuart Wilson Dickey '41 
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Alumnae Fund Chair 

Mildred "Bee" Newman Thayer '61 
Madison, New Jersey 



SECOND VICE 
PRESIDENT 

Linda Mae Visocan '87 
Cleveland, OH 

Alumnae Association: 

Region VI chair '91-'9-4; Board of 
Directors '87 (Elected by senior 
class, resigned because of SBC 
Development Office staff position). 

Career and Community: 

International Affairs major; QV; 
jr class vice president; student 
government president; varsity 
sports council; academic affairs 
committee; resident advisor; 
varsity swim team. Manager, 
Cleveland Joan & David 
Boutique. Board of Trustees, 
Catherine Horstmann Home; 
Cleveland Playhouse Junior 
Committee; Historic 'Warehouse 
District Committee. "I have 
treasured my college days at 
SBC and am so glad to come 
back twice a year for the 
Alumnae Board meetings." 



THIRD VICE 
PRESIDENT 

Kathleen 'Kathy" Garcia Pegues '71 
(Mrs. John K. Pegues IV) 
'Warrenton, VA 

Alumnae Association: 

Elected by senior class to SBC 
Board of Directors 1971-73; AAR. 



Career and Community: 

M. Ed. 1974, UVA, English 
Education. English major, SBC; 
sergeant-at-arms, student gov- 
ernment; Chung Mungs; Sweet 
Tones; varsity hockey; head of 
hockey; varsity lacrosse, All- 
Virginia Second Team; chapel 
choir. Secondary language arts 
instructor, Fauquier High 
School, Warrenton. Regional 
coordinator, CROP Hunger 'Walk 
1978-88; education chairman, 
Fauquier Board of Directors, 
S.P.C.A. 1975-85; professional 
clown, donating services to 
Retarded Citizens, Jaycees, 
Special Olympics, church 
picnics. Deacon, member of 
Sanctuary Choir, Warrenton 
Presbyterian Church. Received 
Fellowship Award, Committee 
for Excellence in Education, 
Fauquier County, VA: a cash 
award she used to travel to Haiti 
to help construct a school. 
Husband is assistant principal, 
Fauquier High School. Daughter 
Emily, 15; son John, 12. "I am 
delighted to be nominated for 
Board membership. Sweet Briar 
has meant so much to my life. 
As I have said many times, next 
to my choice of a husband, 
Sweet Briar was the best 
decision I ever made. I am 
gratified to have several of my 
former students in attendance 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 




Jane Tatman Walker 



Gail Ann Zarwell Winkler 



Faith Rahmer Croker 



Claire Dennison Griffith 



SECRETARY 

Jane Tatman Walker '60 
(Mrs. Frank D. Walker) 
Indianapolis, IN 46240 

Alumnae Association: 

President, co-president, vice 
president, secretary, bulb chairman, 
AAR of Indianapolis SBC Club. 

Career and Community: 

American History major; judicial 
board; Y.W.C.A. president, secre- 
tary; glee club; choir; Sweet 
Tones; Orientation; student gov- 
ernment; freshman show; Sweel 
Briar News. Part owner, director 
& vice president, Tatman, Inc.; 
part owner, director, chairman of 
Executive Committee, The Win- 
chester Sun- shareholder, director, 
president. News Examiner Co., 
Inc; director, vice president, 
Walker Family Foundation, Inc.; 
director, membership co-chair- 
man. Arthritis Foundation Indiana 
Chapter. Four grown children, 
sons Steven, 35, Kevin, 30; daugh- 
ters Leah, 33, Katherine, 28. 
Husband is chairman and CEO, 
Walker Group. Aunt: Josephine 
Tatman Mason '29. "It would be a 
pleasure and honor to serve on 
the Alumnae Board. I feel very 
strongly that there is a need for 
options in education, especially 
the option of attending a women's 
college. I would welcome the 
opportunity to reinforce that belief 
and Sweet Briar's role as awomen's 
college now and in the future." 



ACADEIVIIC 
OUTREACH CHAIR 

Gail Ann Zarwell Winkler '76 
(Mrs. John B. Winkler) 
Neenah, 'WT 

Alumnae Association: 

AAR; 1976, 1986 Reunion Gifts 
Committee. 

Career and Community: 

M.B.A., Business Administration, 
UVA, 1981, Sydney F. Small 
Scholar, Faculty Award for 
Academic Excellence; M.S., 
Nuclear Engineering, University 
of Michigan, 1979, Marian Sarah 
Parker Award. Physics & Chemistry 
major, SBC; student guide; Tau 
Phi; riding council; Dean's List; 
Phi Beta Kappa; Magna Cum 
Laude, James Lewis Howe Award, 
VA Blue Ridge Section, American 
Chemical Society; American 
Chemical Society Award in 
Analytical Chemistry; American 
Institute of Chemistry Medalist. 
Formerly planning analyst, busi- 
ness development specialist. The 
Standard Oil Co., Cleveland, OH. 
Service Club of Milwaukee; 
American Cancer Society volun- 
teer; Lakewood Little Theatre; 
Junior League of Cleveland; Jun- 
ior League of Dayton; Neenah 
First Presbyterian Church Personnel 
Committee; The King's Daughters 
Service Circle, secretary. Husband 
in business. Daughter Laura, 7; 
son William, 6. "The experiences I 
enjoyed at Sweet Briar are very 



special to me. I look forward to 
the opportunity to give something 
back, and to help young women 
to benefit as I did from all SBC 
has to offer." 



REGION III CHAIR 

Faith Rahmer Croker '54 
(Mrs. Robert V. Croker, Jr.) 
Williamsburg, VA 

Alumnae Association: 

Class Reunion Gifts Committee, 
1989, 1994; class fund agent; AAR 
and SBC Club president. Long 
Island; co-president. Peninsula 
[VA] SBC Club. 

Career and Community: 

Economics major, Curtj Laude, 
social committee; Chung Mungs, 
sr class treasurer. 1954-1985 held 
positions as manager. Customer 
Services, Third Floor, Lord & 
Taylor, NYC; gala coordinator for 
Concert Theatre, Long Island 
University; sales associate, Merrill 
Lynch Real Estate; corporate 
secretary, C B. Beardsley Co., 
Inc. Parents Board, Hampton Roads 
Academy, VA; Bruton Parish 
Church, Williamsburg, VA, chair- 
man of office volunteers, co-chair. 
Pastoral Care, delegate to Dioc- 
esan Convention, tutor in Adopt a 
School Program. Tercentenary 
Volunteer at William & Mary; 
nominating committee, Christopher 
Wren Association (lifelong learn- 
ing). Husband deceased. SBC 



daughters Susan '84, Sally '92; son 
Robert III, senior at Hampden- 
Sydney. Sister-in-law; Jean Croker 
McMillan '54. "I would be happy 
to serve the Alumnae Association 
Board!" 



REGION V CHAIR 

Claire Dennison Griffith '80 
(Mrs. Luther T. Griffith) 
Atlanta, GA 

Alumnae Association: 

President, treasurer, networking 
directory chair, coordinator of 
January Term student intern- 
ships. New York SB Club; AAR, 
Northern NJ SB Club; AAR chair, 
president, Atlanta SB Club. 

Career and Community: 

Economics major; Student Af- 
fairs representative; jr. class 
president; president, student 
government; lacrosse & hockey 
teams; Who's Who Among Students 
in American Universities and 
Colleges. Former equity trader 
specialist, assistant vice president, 
Merrill Lynch, NYC. Family Service 
Association Board, Summit, NJ; 
treasurer. Summit Jr. League; 
Atlanta Children's Shelter Board; 
Atlanta Botanical Garden volun- 
teer; Atlanta Jr. League; Peachtree 
Garden Club. Husband Luther self- 
employed, investment counseling. 
Sons Ted, 8; Charlie, 21 months. 
Sister-in-law Frances Griffith 
Laserson '70. 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 




wjZM 



Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer 




Lynne Manov Sprinskey 



Amelia McDaniel 



Nancy Hall Green 



NATIONAL REUNION 
GIVING CHAIR-ELECT 

Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer '64 
(Ms. Jo Ann S. Kramer) 
Longwood, FL 

Alumnae Association: 

Co-chair, Reunion Gifts Commit- 
tee '94, 30th Reunion; Reunion 
Gifts Committee, 25th; class ftjnd 
agent, president, secretary. 

Career and Community: 

Masters in Aerospace Engineering, 
'67: first woman to obtain gradu- 
ate degree from UVA School of 
Engineering; Sigma Xi (engineer- 
ing honor society). Physics major, 
SBC, Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude, 
treasurer, vice president, student 
government; head, Interclub 
Council; Orientation; Sweet Briar 
News; Who's Who in American 
Universities and Colleges, Bum 
Chums; Freshman Honors; senior 
show cast; Young Republicans; 
lake council; senior advisor; 
Lecture and Concerts Committee. 
Career: aerospace engineer, 
Martin-Marietta Corporation, 
Orlando, FL. Wrote textbook 
Configuration Identification, 
published by Electronic Industries 
Association; member, Martin 
Marietta Management Club. "I will 
do my best to serve Sweet Briar 
well. How can you say no to 
Sweet Briar?!" 



FUND AGENTS CHAIR 

Evelyn "Lynne" Manov Sprinsky '71 
(Mrs. 'William H. Sprinsky) 
Montoursville, PA 

Alumnae Association: 

Reunion Gifts Committee '91. 20th 
Reunion; fund agent; AAR; class 
secretary. 

Career and Community: 

Modem Languages major; Sweet 
Tones; Paint & Patches; Tau Phi; 
judicial board; sr class president; 
rider four years. Now a free-lance 
technical writer. Choir, lay reader at 
church; Altar Guild; member of the 
Secretariat for Episcopal Diocese 
of Central PA. Husband Bill is 
associate professor of Engineering 
Technology, Pennsylvania College 
of Technology. Daughter Judith, 
27; son Matthew, 14. "I'd love to 
live there [Sweet Briar] if Bill 
could find something to teach — 
or I could!" 



MEMBER-AT-LARGE 

(Elected by the Class of 1994) 
Amelia McDaniel '94 
Nashville, TN 

Amelia graduated Magna Cum 
Laude, Art History major, Studio 
Art minor; Arts Management 
Certificate. Recipient of the 
Walker Family Award, the 
Kathryn Haw Prize in Art History, 
the Student Government Service 
Award. Sweet Briar Scholar; 



Freshman Honors; Honors Pro- 
gram student; Academic Affairs 
Committee; QV; Brambler staff; 
student hostess & panel speaker 
(Admissions); editor. Sweet Briar 
College Friends of Art Newsletter, 
class president; Who 's Who 
Among Students in American 
Universities and Colleges-, teaching 
assistant. Art History Department; 
Peer Tutor Coordinator, Dean's 
Office; student assistant, Aca- 
demic Resource Center; Resident 
Advisor (dormitory); Habitat 
for Humanity Advisory Board, 
volunteer. 



NOMINEE FOR THE 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Nancy Hall Green '64 

(Mrs. Holcombe T. Green, Jr.) 

Atlanta, GA 

Alumnae Association: 

Co-chair, Reunion Gifts Commit- 
tee '94, 30th Reunion; Co-chair, 
Atlanta Community Campaign; 
SBC Campaign Advisory Commit- 
tee; Atlanta bulb chair; Alumnae 
Board Region V chair. 

Career and 
Community: 

English major; Campus Chest, 
Orientation, Sweel Briar News 
editorial board; Briar Patch; 
Brambler, freshman show cast; 
senior show cast; senior advisor. 
Emory University Board of 



'Visitors; Spelman College Board 
of Trustees (Executive Committee, 
Committee for Institutional 
Advancement, chair); Atlanta 
Opera Executive Committee 
(chair, Individual Gifts); Schenck 
School Advisory Board. Founding 
Board Member of the Atlanta 
Speech School Guild and Atlanta 
Women's Network; Junior League 
of Atlanta (president); Metro 
Adanta Crime Commission (chair); 
United Way of Metro Atlanta 
(Board); Leadersfiip Atlanta 
(Board); Atlanta Botanical Garden 
Associates; Planned Parenthood 
Advisory Council; Dickinson Col- 
lege Parents Council. Husband 
Holcombe also served on SBC 
Campaign Advisory Council. Two 
sons, Holcombe T. Ill, 25; Frank, 
22. "I would be honored to repre- 
sent the Alumnae Association on 
Sweet Briar's Board of Directors." 



10 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



IN THE SPOTLIGHT 




Au Revoir, But Not Farewell! 

ay 3, 1994, the Sweet Briar 
Community gathered at a gala 
picnic in the Quad to honor with 
great fondness five people who retired from 
service to the College. Barbara Blair, 
Mitchell J. Carpenter, James H. Rose, 
Dorothy L. Sales, and Harold M. Swisher 
have logged nearly 175 years among them. 
• Barbara Blair came to Sweet Briar as 
an assistant professor of chemistry in 1962. 
A biochemist by training, her interest in 
science is broad. She has delved into areas 
far beyond her original training, such as the 
origins of life, toxicology, recombinant DNA 
technology, and nuclear weapons and arms 
control. From nutrition and health to envi- 
ronmental problems, her far-ranging inter- 
ests are exemplified in the diverse set of 
Winter Term courses she has taught. 

She served as dean of the College from 
1974-1977. She chaired the Chemistry 
Department during three different three-year 
rotations, served five years as half-time 
assistant academic dean, and has headed 
most of the College's major committees. She 
has been active in the United Chapters of 
Phi Beta Kappa and in the Virginia Blue 
Ridge Section of the American Chemical 
Society. 

•James Rose has given 35 years of 
exceptional service to Sweet Briar. He 



began working in the dormitories, then 
transferred to the Library in 1959, becoming 
one of the most valuable members of the 
library staff. 

An all-around fine person and a gentle- 
man in every sense of the word, he has 
been asked to perform many tasks over the 
years, all of which he did willingly and 
cheerfully. He is much respected for his 
integrity, faithfulness, and sense of humor. 

• Dorothy Sales retires after 48 years of 
official service, but having been born in the 
cabin behind Sweet Briar House, she has 
been associated with the College all of her 
life. She "trained" each of the full-time 
managers of the Book Shop. Always taking 
pride in her work and greater pride in the 
appearance of the Book Shop, she handled 
her duties in shipping and receiving with 
enthusiasm and good cheer. 

In 1988, the Virginia College Store 
Association named her "Employee of the 
Year." This year, seniors elected her an 
honorary member of the Class of 1994, 
presenting her with a graduation robe and 
class ring. She looks forward to gardening, 
fishing, and traveling during retirement. 
•Mitchell Carpenter started work at 
SBC in November 1962 as a housekeeper. 
In July 1984, he transferred to the Power 
House as a mechanical helper, where he 
remained until his retirement in September 
1993. 



Always willing to do anything asked of 
him, whenever he was asked what goal he 
would like to achieve, he had a stock an- 
swer: "I would like to retire from Sweet 
Briar." He made it, and he'll be missed! 

• Harold Swisher has served in several 
capacities since he joined the staff more 
than 29 years ago. His expertise in horticul- 
ture, his major area of study at Virginia 
Tech, has greatly benefited the College 
during his tenure as director of grounds, 
and on the Land Use Committee. He also 
established the College's Materials Manage- 
ment and Hazardous 'Waste Department. 

Having planned a joint retirement with 
his wife, Betty, he looks forward to his new 
lifestyle. He won't be far away, though, 
having agreed to serve as a consultant to 
the College's Land Management Program. 

All of us at Sweet Briar are indebted to 
Barbara, James, Dorothy, Mitch, and Harold 
for their years of loyal and devoted work. 

— Compiled from the reminiscences of Dean 
George Lenz, Director of Physical Plant 
Frank Fedorovich, Book Shop Director 
Roscoe Fitts.and Vice President and Trea- 
surer Tom Connors. 



Alison Baker's Basket 
Artistry: Basket Weaver 
Speaks to Driftwood 




A 



Retirees, l-r: Barbara Blair, James Rose, Dorothy Sales, Mitchell Carpenter, Harold Swisher 



ward-winning basket weaver 
Alison Baker '73 of Senoia IGA] 
shared her expertise with Drift- 
wood Garden Club members [Atlanta] at 
their March meeting... 

Having moved to the Atlanta area 
following college, Ms. Baker became en- 
chanted with the "quality of life" she found 
in Senoia. ..An activist in the Save Historic 
Senoia movement... she and her husband are 
presently restoring the Hutchinson House 
there. 

She combines interests in nature, in art, 
and in utility, the results of which become 
the beautiful handmade baskets she shared 
with members of the Driftwood Club. 

Her dialog was accentuated by an 
excellent slide presentation put together 
by her husband [Gary Gruby], who is a 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



11 




Alison Baker with several pieces of her artwork, 
crafted of woven vines, deer antlers and other natural 
materials. 



professional photographer. The presentation 
began on a small fishing boat with a fisher- 
man who carries her from the mainland to 
Ossabaw Island. The isolation of this natural 
habitat off the coast of Georgia offers the 
perfect habitat for many of the vinelike 
specimens she prefers for the materials of 
her baskets. 

Her devotion to art is very labor inten- 
sive — she pulls the vines from the tops of 
the highest trees. ..She'll spend a day doing 
her "gathering" and then at the end of the 
day, backtrack to pick up the specimens 
she's chosen to use. One such massive 
knotted piece was too large for a basket but 
found its proper place as an artistic bannis- 
ter for her second-story studio. 

Following the gathering stage comes the 
proper preparation of the materials to make 
them easier to work with. The vines of 
wisteria, grape, and her least favorite, 
kudzu, must be stripped of their bark for 
weaving. To do this with ease, they should 
be soaked and/or boiled, at which point the 
bark simply slides off the stem. 

Then the dyeing and finally weaving 
begins. She uses only natural dyes with 
color extracted from flowers, bark, berries. 



and other foodstuffs. The weaving 
is done over a skeleton of denser 
materials which she has gathered 
on walks on the beach or in the 
woods — sometimes an unusual 
root, stump, or even bone. The 
skeleton covers the entire bottom 
of the basket where it is woven 
into the handles, making them 
sturdy and strong. She mused that 
her cats love her baskets both for 
sleeping and hiding. 

Ms. Baker's baskets can be 
used for utilitarian purposes, and 
as a piece of art in and of itself. 
One of her favorites is a bassinet 
she crafted for her first child. [She 
has two sons, Dylan, age 9 and 
Jesse, age 4.] 

— Excerpted with permission from 
a March '94 article in the Newnan 
Times Herald by Elizabeth "Liz" 
Thomas Camp '74, a regular con- 
tributor to the Herald. Liz is a 
former editor o/The Sweet Briar 
News, and remembers being in 
Paint & Patches with Alison. She 
adds that "Alison 's baskets are 
exquisite.'' Alison has been an artist in 
residence at Clayton College (1990-91) and 
is a frequent exhibitor. The Georgia Depart- 
ment of Tourism purchased her "Sea Turtle " 
basket ($1,500) in 1984. 



Ellen Harrison Saunders '75: 
A Bit of TV Magic 



L 



IGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! "This 
week in Suffolk [VA]," the city's own 
mini-magazine TV show, is ready to 
tape, with anchor/hostess Ellen Saunders 
welcoming us all to a preview of the week 
to come. 

On the air, Saunders' bright, profes- 
sional manner is warmed by her charm and 
ease in front of the camera. 

The studio set, with draperies and 
upholstered chairs color-coordinated to 
match an elegant floral arrangement, sug- 
gests a well-decorated living room. 

The camera moves smoothly from 
Saunders to her guest, from one segment of 
the show to the next — all in all, a profes- 
sional-looking package. 



Or so it would seem. 

Step behind the camera, and you gain a 
different perspective and a whole new 
appreciation for a quality show produced 
on a shoestring budget. 

That gracious living room set? 

A little bit of TV magic performed in a 
comer of the City Council chambers, with a 
portable blue backdrop, two annchairs from 
a nearby conference room and a bouquet of 
silk flowers. 

Most surprising of all is that Saunders, 
cameraman Pat Rawson and almost every- 
one else associated with the show are vol- 
unteers who have honed their broadcasting 
skills on the air, learning as they go. 

The single salaried employee is the man 
who pulls it all together, Mike Matovich, 
Suffolk's cable coordinator. 

Matovich had more than 20 years of 
experience in commercial television before 
he assumed the helm of the municipal 
access channel in 1987. 

Matovich will be the first to tell you that 
the channel and "This Week in Suffolk" in 
particular have come a long way in seven 
years. 

He gives Saunders most of the credit for 
the growth of the show from a 10-minute 
announcement segment called "City Briefs" 
to its current half-hour format. 

"She is a natural and has evolved into a 
local TV personality with her own follow- 
ing," Matovich said. 

Saunders, 40, grew up in the Philadel- 
phia area. ..After marrying Sufolk native 
Whitney Saunders, she settled in Virginia 
and has made Suffolk her home for more 
than a dozen years. 

With a strong public relations back- 
ground, Saunders worked as the coordina- 
tor of the Great TV Auction for WHRO-TV 
and as the director of public relations and 
development for Obici Hospital until her 
first child, Harrison, was bom in 1983. 

After the Saunders' daughter, Mary 
Carson, was bom a few years later, 
Saunders occupied herself doing volunteer 
work with the Chamber of Commerce, a 
local garden club, a literary club, and their 
church, Suffolk Presbyterian. 

An announcement that the city was 
auditioning people to read children's books 
on TV piqued her interest. 

"I love to read and love children's 
books, so I thought that it would be a fun 
thing to do," Saunders said. 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 




Ellen Harrison Saunders '75 supplies the magic 

Watching her audition, Matovich knew 
she had the look and the manner he 
needed for the Story Time Lady. 

"But as I looked at the tape again...! 
knew this lady could do much more if she 
was game," he said. 

And game was the most important thing 
Saunders needed to be. ..Back in 1968, the 
technical equipment used to record the 
show was so basic that it fit into two blue 
crates tucked away in a comer. 

Today, two rooms of carefully collected 
electronic gear give Matovich the equiva- 
lent of a commercial production company. 

Soon after Saunders started with the 
show, she took over the scriptwriting chores 
from Matovich. 

"She had a lot of background and felt 
she could more easily read her own writing 
than mine," Matovich said. "She was right..." 

The show is taped every Thursday for 
airing the following Monday morning. It is 
rebroadcast throughout the week. 

A captive audience is a bonus that 
occasionally comes with using the City 
Council chambers as a studio. 

Jurors also use the chambers as a 
gathering spot between courtroom appear- 
ances. The jurors are usually attentive, and 
the bailiffs have learned to summon jurors 
quietly when a show is being taped. 

But Matovich and Saunders would not 
be surprised to someday have a show inter- 
rupted by an escaping prisoner with bailiffs 
in hot pursuit... 



"I look at the show 
not as hard-core jour- 
nalism, but as a chance 
to promote the city of 
Suffolk and the events 
that take place here," 
[Saunders] said. 

Volunteering about 
four hours a week with 
"This Week in Suffolk" 
gives Saunders a 
chance to be very 
much an at-home mom 
while keeping in touch 
with the working 
world. 

"It gets me out of 
the house, and it is just 
so much fun to meet so 
many different people," 
she said. 

— Excerpted with per- 
mission from an article which appeared in 
the March 31 1994 Sun section of The 
Virginian-Pilot, by staff writer Phyllis 
Speidell. A psychology major at SBC. Ellen 
Saunders is a former Alumnae Association 
Board member. 



James R. Kirkwood: 
Boldly Going Where No 
Math Has Gone Before 

For many students, calculus is the last 
stop on the mathematical train; many 
college graduates say they made the 
worst grades of their careers 
in calculus. In scientific 
degree programs, calculus is 
often the first in a series of 
"weed out" classes designed 
to separate the women from 
the giris. Jim Kirkwood, 
associate professor of math- 
ematical sciences, wants to 
change that. 

SBC faculty were con- 
cerned that so few students 
took math beyond calculus. 
In 1990, Kirkwood and 
Professor of Mathematical 
Sciences Judith Elkins began 
revising Sweet Briar's calcu- 
lus course to make it more 
accessible to students while maintaining 
curriculum integrity. Elkins revamped the 



James Kirkwood 



lecture component; Kirkwood set out to 
design teaching labs using computers. In 
1992, the pair received a grant from the 
National Science Foundation for the project. 

"We had to start from scratch," says 
Kirkwood. "There had been no real changes 
in teaching calculus for years. Most of the 
textbooks were basically clones of one 
written in the 1950s. This kind of method 
really hadn't been used before." 

Kirkwood built a series of 20 computer- 
driven laboratory exercises in calculus using 
the math computational software DERIVE. 
Students work through problems, explore 
the theories behind them, then record their 
findings in a lab report. In three years of 
evolution, the labs have been successful, 
with students retaining more of the theory 
than if they'd heard a lecture alone. 

In 1990, Kirkwood published the text- 
book, Introduction to Analysis. The pub- 
lisher asked if he had anything else. 
Kirkwood mentioned the computer labs. 
The result was Calculus Projects Using 
DERIVE, published in June 1993. 

"I took a year's sabbatical to work on 
the book," he laughs. "I figured I could 
crank it out in a couple of months and 
spend the rest of the year fishing. But it 
took me 2 1/2 years to finish." 

The publishers then asked Kirkwood to 
write up the labs using a competing compu- 
tational software program, Mathematica. 
That took five months to write, with help in 
translating the programs from Assistant 
Professor Steve Wassell. Kirkwood recently 
began writing a version of the labs for the 
Canadian program 
Maple. 

Kirkwood hopes 
that the labs will 
enable students to 
learn calculus without 
the usual frustration, 
and hold their inter- 
est so that they move 
on to more advanced 
math. 

The labs can be 
used at secondary 
schools, as well as at 
the collegiate level. 
Kirkwood says the 
DERIVE program is 
very accessible, tak- 
ing about two hours to learn. He will meet 
with high school teachers in Campbell 




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County, VA this summer to show how the 
labs can be used as a teaching tool on their 
computer systems. 

Kirkwood is quick to point out that the 
computer enhances teaching the theories 
and is not a crutch for those who don't 
want to crunch numbers. Pundits complain 
that the use of calculators and computers by 
today's students will impair computational 
skills. That notion made news recently 
when the new SAT allowed students to use 
calculators. 

"Everyone should know the multiplica- 
tion tables," says Kirkwood. "But the line is 
still fuzzy on what students should be able 
to do on their own versus with a calculator. 
There are a lot of questions left to be an- 
swered, especially at the primary level. 
However, in higher math, students can get 
lost in the computation and never really 
grasp the theory. 

"I've seen several studies in which 
students using computers tested higher in 
theoretical concepts than those who didn't 
use computers, while computational scores 
remained about equal. People are afraid 
that they'll lose something, but that doesn't 
appear to be the case. 

"No one ever expects to have to write 
complete sentences for a math class," 
laughs Kirkwood. "But with the labs, they 
do. Students can discover things on their 
own, exploring and making conjectures. 
The labs say, 'Try this and tell me what 
you're observing.' Hopefully, more students 
will be able to tell us what it is they see." 

— By Dave Blount. SBC Assistant Director, 
Marketing Communications 



artist's submissions the components of the 
exhibition are chosen. This year, from April 
28 through graduation day, "Hopie" Carter, 
Laura R. Greene, Lee K. McEachern, Camilla 
L. Puelicher, and Vinca Swanson displayed 
their creations, representing four years of 
work and learning. 

An opening reception hosted by Mr. 
and Mrs. Cari Calandra, parents of Amy 
Calandra '90, drew an impressive crowd of 
students, faculty, parents, and alumnae, to 
honor and to marvel at the five seniors' 
accomplishments. Studio Art Department 
Chair Laura Pharis, Associate Professor of 
Studio Art Joe Monk, and Visiting Assistant 
Professor of Studio Art David G. Johnson, 
who helped the students develop their 
artistic identities, looked on proudly. Direc- 
tor of College Galleries Rebecca Massie 



MacMurtrie '96 as her model, Swanson 
created a beautifully imaged double photo- 
graph which stands on its own, as well as a 
haunting series of photographs entitled 
Scarred But Smarter Perhaps the most 
remarkable of this series is the final in the 
group, in which Swanson presented the 
model with her head framed by the 
branches of a tree, creating an eerie and 
ethereal image. Swanson's large installation, 
which was made up of a number of media 
including photographs, wood, barbed wire, 
and books was a rich, confounding, fasci- 
nating tapestry of images. 

"Life speaks more through images than 
through words," wrote Camilla Puelicher. 
Born in Chariottesville, she spent a great 
deal of time in Montego Bay, Jamaica while 
growing up. She wants to work in graphic 




Flanked on either side by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Calandra, the exhibiting artists are, l-r: Camilla 
Puelicher; Lee McEachern; Laura Greene; Hopie Carter; Vinca Swanson 



Classic: The Senior Art 
Exhibition Was "Five-Star." 

Art, true art, should evoke from its 
viewer a sense of immediate like 
or strong dislike. If it evokes medi- 
ocrity or apathy, there is something wrong 
with the art." So writes Lee McEachern '94 
in her statement in the 1994 Senior Art 
Exhibition, Classic. There was nothing 
mediocre in the Pannell Center Gallery this 
spring. 

Every year as a culminating exercise, 
studio art majors complete a group of ten 
works of exhibition quality. From each 



Lane, who helped hang the exhibition, also 
glowed with the evening's excitement. 

To give viewers a better sense of both 
artwork and artist, each exhibitor included a 
biographical sketch and a personal artist's 
statement with her work. 

Enigmatic. This is the word to describe 
Vinca Swanson's words and her art. She 
wrote two artist's statements, one real, one 
fictitious, the first beginning, "I was born in 
Erie, Pennsylvania," the second, "1 was born 
in Siberia, Russia." Working in sculpture, 
photography, and a large mixed media 
installation called Untitled Passion Play. 
Swanson noted that she "craves attention" 
from her audience. She got it. Using Eileen 



design; several prints were included in her 
exhibit, along with paintings, one mixed 
media piece, and a beautiful, yet troubling, 
charcoal, pencil, and ink drawing. 

Hopie Carter, born in North Carolina, 
also spent part of her childhood in another 
country, experiencing another culture. She 
believes that living in Puerto Rico from age 
four to seven has influenced her art. Her 
father is in the clothing business, and both 
her mother and sister are artistic: the 
interests of her family have helped Carter 
cultivate her own artistic vision into works 
of expressive and captivating beauty. 
"Although I do work in representational 
form," she wrote, "I hope that the viewer is 



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equally captivated by my use of color and 
shape." This viewer is. Carter's works of oil 
on both paper and canvas show hints of 
influence of both the Expressionists and the 
Abstract Expressionists, but they retain an 
originality that makes them incredibly 
appealing. She hopes to become a clothing 
designer. 

Lee JVlcEachem, born in Iceland, now 
lives in Newnan, GA. Her exhibit included 
paintings in oil on canvas and wood, and 
two sculptures. Personal Pleasures and The 
Woman Thinks. Perhaps 
most intriguing of her works 
are self-portraits, one with a 
bright, Fauve palette which 
recalls one Madame Matisse. 
She commented in her state- 
ment that "There are those 
that believe that pursuing an 
art career is frivolous, how- 
ever, there is not a material 
element that you can look at 
in life that has not been 
designed by an artist: pencils, 
lamps, ties, mirrors..." I hope 
that we see some more mate- 
rial elements created by 
McEachern in the future. 

From a distance there 
may appear to be nothing 
unusual about Laura Greene's 
artwork. But close up you 
see that these are not ordi- 
nary paintings. "I enjoy working with a 
sandlike medium because I have so many 
options," she remarked. She mixes sand 
with paint for richly textured works whose 
appeal is not limited to the artist's choice of 
color and design. Greene's mother is a 
painter, and though she did not always use 
the sandy, textured medium, Greene experi- 
ments with texture to explore the possibili- 
ties. She wants to pursue her interests with 
a job in advertising, and also to study archi- 
tecture. 

The studio art major's show is perhaps 
the most exciting show of each year; 1994 
was no exception. This year's exhibits were 
inspired, original, intriguing, troubling, 
soothing, fantastic. Coming from different 
places, creating different visions, working 
toward different goals, the artists truly are 
five extraordinary, talented women. And the 
Senior Art Exhibition truly was Classic. 

—By Kate Haw 92 
Carrboro, NC 



Professor William L. Hostetler 
Wins 1994 Excellence in 
Teaching Award 



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William Hostetler at 
Commencement 1994 



stablished by the student government 
association in 1985 and determined 
by student members of the Academic 
Affairs Committee, Sweet Briar's Excellence 
in Teaching Award is conferred annually to 
encourage and to recognize outstanding 
teachers. 

William Hostetler, associate professor of 
^_ -o economics and chair 
^ I of the department, is 
t the most recent 
recipient of the 
award. He will be 
honored at the 
September 5, 1994 
Opening Convoca- 
tion, for which he 
will be the speaker. 

Dr. Hostetler 
received the B.A. in 
accounting from 
Duke University in 
1961, and the M.B.A. 
( 1964) and Ph.D. 
(economics, 1970) 
from the University 
of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill. He has 
taught at Sweet Briar 
since 1989. 
Prior to joining the SBC faculty, he held 
teaching positions at Duke, UNC Chapel 
Hill, and the University of Kansas. From 1967 
until 1989, he worked in 
industrial development for 
the Arabian American Oil 
Company (ARAMCO) in 
Dharhran, Saudi Arabia. 

A recognized authority 
on the Saudi economy. Dr. 
Hostetler is active in profes- 
sional and community affair^ 
and listed in Who's Who in 
International Business He is 
a licensed Certified Public 
Accountant (C.P.A.). 

He and his wife, Mary 
Ann, have recently built a 
home at the end of Faculty 
Row. 



Korina Adkins 




Practicum for Arts 
Management Certificate 
Turns Up Treasures 

There is an unsolved mystery in the 
Sweet Briar Archives. When I first 
began to work in the Archives room 
in the library last November, I was looking 
through the photo files to see what might 
be found there. That is when the first "trea- 
sure" was discovered. 

While glancing through the 1933 file, I 
saw the 1933 class photo. The whole senior 
class was sitting on the steps in front of 
Benedict, their banner spread over their 
knees...! spotted two specks in Benedict's 
third floor windows. The specks were 
people, only their torsos visible. The one on 
the left had on a man's dress shirt and a 
bow tie that was undone. The one on the 
right wore what appeared to be women's 
underclothes. I thought, "Scandal/" But 
thinking more rationally, it must be a prank, 
or maybe the students were preparing for a 
play or production of some sort. 

That event encouraged me to continue 
my clean-and-seek mission in the Archives. 
As days passed, other discoveries turned up: 
a letter from Patrick Henry; World War II 
memorabilia; ancient artifacts from around 
the world; archaeological finds; feathers 
from Sweet Briar peacocks; and 1920s 
Russian dolls. When I opened an old card- 
board Dixie cup box, I found a 16th-century 
Tibetan scroll. Every day, I came in with the 
simple intention of cleaning and organizing, 
only to end up running downstairs, 

^ exclaiming, "Look 
§ what I found!" 
"5i It occurred to 

CD 

I me that people 
g ought to know about 
^ these things — and I 
I needed a practicum 
S to fulfill my final 
requirement for an 
Arts Management 
Certificate. Thus, the 
exhibit, "Spring 
Cleaning: Treasures 
from the Sweet Briar 
Archives" was 
conceived. 

Opening April 4, 
the exhibit contained 
many rare, some- 
times quirky relics. 




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Emphasis was placed on Sweet 
Briar photographs and literature 
from past years. The typical and 
common were left out; only the 
unusual was displayed. And so, 
all who came to the exhibit 
learned things they had not 
known about Sweet Briar. 

The monthlong exhibit in- 
cluded a reception, talk, and 
tours of the Archives, in hope 
that the Sweet Briar community 
might become more aware of the 
resources available in Sweet 
Briar's very own dusty attic. The 
Archives are open by appoint- 
ment whenever needed, for Bee Thayer 
research or entertainment. Feel 
free to come up the library stairs and lose 
yourselves in the past — maybe you'll find 
treasures of your own. 

(And by the way, if there is anyone out 
there from the Class of '33 who knows about 
the photo, let the Alumnae Office know!) 

— Excerpted ivith permission from writeups 
on her practicnm and exhibit by Korina 
Adkins '94, Port Saint Lucie, FL 




and she orga- 
nized the No- 
vember 1991 
FOCUS event in 
Northern New 
Jersey. 

Numerous 
community 
activities include 
involvement 
with the Junior 
League for many 
years, and ser- 
vice as president 
of the Garden 
Club of Madison, 
NJ, as a trustee 
as a member of the 




Bee Newman Thayer '61 
Honored for Philanthropy 
Work 

ildred "Bee" Newman Thayer of 
Madison, NJ was awarded the 1994 
Outstanding Philanthropic Award 
at the "Women in Philanthropy Symposium 
on April 21 in Richmond, VA, where she 
participated as a panelist on "Why Women 
Give; Motive, Attitudes and Vision." 

A longtime volunteer for Sweet Briar, 
she currently serves on the Alumnae 
Association Board as chair of the Alumnae 
Fund, and is an active AAR in New Jersey. 
In 1991, she was National Reunion Gifts 
Chair and was the Reunion Gifts Chair of 
her class for its 25th Reunion in 1986. She 
has served as class president, and as a 
member of the Boxwood Circle Committee, 
the President's Circle Gift Club, and the 
Campaign Advisory Council of the $35 
million Campaign for Sweet Briar College. 
She has represented the College at inaugu- 
ration ceremonies at other colleges. She 
participated in the feasibility study (1989-90) 



of Kent Place School, 
Alumnae Association Board of Kent Place, 
the Parents Association of Colby College, tlie 
Madison Downtown Development Commis- 
sion, the Mayor's Committee Review Board, 
and as a Neighborhood Watch captain. 

As a Sweet Briar student she majored in 
biology, played varsity hockey, basketball 
and tennis, and was a member of the judi- 
cial board, the "VWCA, and the Orientation 
Committee. She was a QV and was elected 
to Who's Who Among Students in American 
Universities and Colleges. 

Bee's sister is Clare "Ginger" Newman 
Blanchard '60 and her father, J. Wilson 
Newman, is a former chairman of Sweet 
Briar's Board of Directors. 

Bee's husband, Bradley Thayer, is a 
managing director of Scudder, Stevens & 
Clark, Inc., an investment management firm. 
They have three grown children, Emily, Bill, 
and Chris. 



Kathryn Marion '84: 
Newsletter Keeps Reality 
in Check 



I 



am a recent college graduate. A twenty- 
something. A card-carrying baby buster. 
Raised in the lap of luxury, provided 
every opportunity, educated at great 
expense. And I don't have a clue. 

"What is a 40(k) anyway? Some new 
vitamin? And don't tell mom, but I haven't 
the foggiest notion of the difference be- 
tween broil and bake. Hot, warm or cold? 
Own or rent? New or used? 

I can calculate a cannon ball's trajectory, 
speak French like Charles de Gaulle, explain 



"Being and Nothingness," and write 40 
pages on the Battle of Hastings. Still I 
cannot fathom an apartment lease. 

It's the real world, man. And it's rough. 

But there may yet be a faint hope. A 
Manassas CVA] woman has put together a 
newsletter called The Reality Check Gazette, 
full of the stuff we've been learning the 
hard way. 

Kathryn Marion, a 1984 graduate of Sweet 
Briar College, recently began to publish this 
collection of tidbits, designed to save 
Generation X a few bummers and hassles. 

Last January Marion decided she'd had 
enough of her job. As she began to ponder 
her next move, she said, "Within five 
minutes the idea hit me. Within 10, I had 
pages and pages of things to use in it." 

She tried to check out the competition, 
only to find there wasn't any. "It seemed so 
obvious I couldn't believe no one had done 
it," she said. 

A combination Heloise, Norman 
Vincent Peale, and Superego, Reality Check 
is chock-a-block with hints and tips for 
making it in the postgraduate years, other- 
wise known as "life." 

A monthly column titled "Surviving on 
Your Own" elaborates on topics like garbage 
disposals — never put shrimp shells in it, my 
friends — and how to remove Band-aids. 

Career counselors, recent grads, seniors, 
and executives write about their experiences 
and give pithy advice, such as: "Be on time." 

For crying out loud, do we really need 
these truisms spelled out? Are we really so 
ignorant, so naive? 

The answer, evidently, is yes. 

"The biggest response I've gotten is 
'Why wasn't this around when I graduated?' " 
said Marion. 

Marion has her own degree from the 
school of hard knocks. A year after landing 
a dream job with a Big 8 accounting firm, 
she was let go during a bout of manage- 
ment politics. Seems she picked the wrong 
fella in the firm to marry. 

From there she went into technical 
support, then technical writing, then mar- 
keting and PR, then desktop publishing. 
Precisely the kind of nomadic career we 
busters have been told to expect. 

"Too many people look for 'a good 
steady job,' " she said. "That doesn't exist 
anymore." 

Marion said she was always known as 
the office "Dear Abby," wise in the ways of 



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Kathryn Marion '84 

benefit plans and insurance forms. Putting 
her own experience and that of her friends 
to use was a natural. 

Asked if postgrads today are any dumber 
or more inexperienced than their ancestors, 
Marion replies that the world has become 
more difficult. And more dangerous. 

To that end, Reality Check includes 
personal safety ideas as well as tax tips. 

For instance, when recording an an- 
swering machine message, never say "I 
can't come to the phone," but "'We can't 
come to the phone." This may make poten- 
tial burglars think twice. And keep packages 
manageable when walking to your car in a 
parking lot. Muggers see a fumbler as a 
prime target, says Marion. 

Marion has aimed her newsletters at 
several audiences. She's sent promotional 
materials to every four-year college's career 
center, and she says the response has been 
overwhelmingly good. 

Such places may have practical advice 
on interviewing and networking, she claims, 
but little on the mundane chores of life that 
can become enormous headaches. 

"Getting the degree and getting the job 
aren't the half of it," she said. 

Another appreciative group is parents. 
She thinks mom and dad will eventually be 
her newsletter's biggest fans. After all, why 
grow hoarse nagging? Marion thinks stu- 
dents and young professionals will prefer 
newsletter pages to family advice. 

Finally, there's us. The college seniors 
and fresh postgrads. Marion says there is no 
limit to one's achievements once a little 
responsibility is taken. 

"It makes no sense to see the exact same 
problems year after year," she said. Finding 
a great job, saving for a new car, living 



within one's means. ..all can be accom- 
plished with some smarts and discipline. 

The trick, she says, is getting Junior to 
realize that "the tuition bill might be paid, 
but the education is far from over." 

— By John Keilman, staff writer. Journal 
Messenger, Manassas. VA. This article, 
reprinted with permission, originally ap- 
peared in the Monday, December 13, 1993 
issue of the journal Messenger. Since then, 
Kathryn and her newsletter have been fea- 
tured on CBS "This Morning, " "American 
Family" (NET), "A Woman With A View" 
(Jones Intercable), and a radio interview on 
WPGC-AM. She has subscribers in 28 states. 
The Reality Check Gazette is published six 
times per academic year, subscription $27. 
For more information, write Education for 
Reality. Inc., 8667 Sudley Road, Manassas, 
VA 22110. (800)337-3254. 



Dave Matthews Band 
Brings Big Weekend 

Every weekend at least one Sweet Briar 
student might be overheard saying, "I 
wish we had bigger bands or more to 
do here on the weekends." On Febniary 25, 
1994, in Prothro Commons, a bigger band 
brought its unique combination of folk, jazz, 
rock, world beat, and reggae music to Sweet 
Briar... the Dave Matthews Band. 

When SBC students and their guests 
entered Prothro Commons tliey were greeted 
with music, special hors d'oeuvres, and 
streamlined decorations. As the evening 
progressed the room became jam-packed 
with people, an equal number of men and 
women. Students danced, sang with the band, 
and, as is true of most Sweet Briar events — 



ate. One student was overheard saying, "I've 
never seen so many people at a Sweet Briar 
party; this is great!" Almost the entire stu- 
dent body participated, sharing a big event 
with their friends from other campuses. 

So why was Sweet Briar able to have 
the Dave Matthews Band? The event was 
funded by the Jessica Steinbrenner Molloy 
Fund 2ind the Petersmeyer Enrichment of 
Campus Life Fund. The night's entertain- 
ment was sponsored by the Office of 
Student Affairs, the Social Activities Board, 
and the Student Program Council. Kelly 
Schmitt, interning with Janet Metzger 
(assistant dean. Student Affairs and director, 
■Wailes Student Center), was in charge of 
planning the event: "This was a great op- 
portunity! Not only was I able to work with 
a variety of aspects of event planning, from 
ticket distribution, to catering, to decora- 
tions, to set-up and take-down of the band's 
equipment, to security, but after all my hard 
work, it was a joy to see the Sweet Briar 
community come together." 

The Dave Matthews Band has played all 
over the East Coast, and in the fall, opened 
for the Samples at Red Rocks, a Denver area 
amphitheater. Rumors about the band 
opening for the Jerry Garcia Band are flying 
among the band's cultlike followers. 

Overall the event was perfect. Sweet 
Briar students enjoyed a big-name band. 
And although Dave Matthews' followers from 
up and down the East Coast were begging 
for tickets, the event was open only to SBC 
students and their guests. Dave Matthews 
has helped Sweet Briar to be recognized as 
the place to be for social events. 

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FROM THE MUSEUM 




Sweet Briar's lawn mowers at work, ca. 1914 

WHEN GRAZERS WERE MOWERS. 



Baa Baa, black sheep, have you 
any wool?" "Mary had a little 
lamb, its fleece was white as 
snow." Who doesn't remember 
these words from childhood? Lamb and 
sheep toys are found in most toy stores and 
nurseries, beguiling and fluffy little symbols 
of warm love, comfort, purity and security — 
close runners-up to the ubiquitous teddy 
bear in the stuffed toy category, and about 
as close to sheep as most of us come, 
except for lamb chops. But what about the 
real thing? 

Sheep have contributed in many ways 
to the development of civilization, a source 
of fat for the diet, meat for protein, wool for 
clothing and blankets, and leather for nu- 
merous uses. Sheep have been domesti- 
cated for over six thousand years. 

When Sweet Briar College was founded, 
there were sheep on the property. They 
were raised as a cash crop in the days of 
the plantation. Lambs were bought and 
sold, and each spring, after lambing season 
was over, the mature sheep were sheared 
and their wool sold. For many years a Scot, 
Mr. Crawford, did the sheepshearing for the 
Williams family at Sweet Briar, as well as for 
other area farms. 

Daisy Williams mentioned sheep in her 
diary on September 16, 1882: "Logan [over- 
seer] went for the sheep, he bought 80 for 
us and 80 for Uncle Sing." Uncle Sing was 
Daisy's uncle, Sidney Fletcher, of Tusculum 



plantation. A May 11, 1883 letter from Daisy 
to her mother in New York notes: "The 
Scotchman is here shearing the sheep, and 
the lambs make a great noise." 

The next day Daisy wrote to her mother 
that "Papa and I rode out this morning 
around the cedar row, and saw Lil [Daisy's 
aunt, Elizabeth Fletcher Mosby of Mt. San 
Angelo] in the distance looking at the men 
shearing her sheep." So all three planta- 
tions. Sweet Briar, Tusculum and Mt. San 
Angelo, had flocks of sheep. 

In the Museum is a May 28, 1890 letter 
to Elizabeth Mosby from Gibbs and Hancock, 
seed and commission merchants in Lynch- 
burg. They offered to buy her wool for 30 
cents per pound, cleaned of burrs or 25 cents 
per pound if uncleaned. In today's market 
this would seem not worth the trouble, but 
100 years ago the common laborer in 
Virginia earned about 50 cents a day! 

May 24, 1883 Daisy reported to her 
mother that "A butcher came yesterday and 
bought 26 lambs, he stayed all night in the 
office." 

The Williams and Mt. San Angelo flocks 
were inherited by the new Sweet Briar 
College in 1901, and were kept for a num- 
ber of years. They were white-faced, flat- 
tailed sheep bred for meat, wool, and 
offspring. I have been told that in those 
fledgling days of the College when all 
possible means were taken by the first 
Board of Overseers to bring income to the 



new institution in an effort to create a self- 
sustaining institution, the students were fed 
a considerable amount of lamb, mutton, and 
shepherd's pie! 

At that time there was not much farm 
machinery. The College's two mowing 
machines were pulled by teams of mules to 
cut the hay... and so the grass around the 
buildings was kept "trimmed" by Sweet 
Briar sheep. A new dimension had been 
added to their duties: lawn mower duty. 

Sheep are close-to-the-ground eaters, 
with long, flexible lips. They spend more 
than half their time grazing. Like goats, they 
survive on grass, weeds, and waste rough- 
age — perfect lawn mowers in the College's 
early years! 

By the time Worid War I came, the 
College was more advanced mechanically, 
and the sheep were phased out in favor of 
commercial lawn mowers. The latter took 
manpower, made more noise, and were less 
attractive, but they did not require feeding, 
shearing, shepherding, dipping, deburring, 
breeding, transporting, or marketing. The 
Industrial Revolution had caught up with 
Sweet Briar College. Since then, the stu- 
dents have been fed much less lamb! 



The Director's 
View 

The view from the office of the 
director of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion [Louise Swiecki Zingaro '801 
in Boxwood Alumnae House is a 
view that no other office at Sweet Briar 
enjoys. A comer room with windows look- 
ing north and west to the mountains, it 
encompasses the hunt field, a glimpse of 
the lake, Paul's Mountain, and the low blue 
ridges that are foothills to the higher ranges 
beyond. To the north runs Woodland Road 
with its tall trees and faculty houses, ending 
almost on the lake shore. 

In closer proximity is the lane that runs 
behind Sweet Briar House, and the old 
slave cabin with its complement of long- 
standing trees, some of them 150 years old. 
There are gnaried old cedars, walnuts, and 
huge boxwood bushes. In the spring, the 



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slopes behind Sweet Briar House are dotted 
with dark pink splashes of redbud and 
white native dogwood. It is a scene of 
undisturbed tranquility all seasons of the 
year. 

This is not the view one always would 
have seen. Many great trees that once stood 
in the area are gone. To quote from Meta 
Glass' 1931 article in Homes and Gardens in 
Old Virginia: 

A little to the back [of Sweet Briar Hoiisel 
there has been presen>ed one of the 
original cabins of the slaves. It stands in 
front of a stately Indian deodar, and is 
overhung by a paulownia tree that 
showers its purple blossoms about the 
door or, blossomless, casts its dappled 
shadows against the old stone chimney. 

The deodar and paulownia fell victim to 
age and disease in the 1980s. But, farther 
back in Sweet Briar's history, this area be- 
hind Sweet Briar House was a bustling, 
busy place. The lane, now grass-covered, 
was the main farm road into Amherst. 
Horse-drawn vehicles carried corn, wheat, 
tobacco, and other produce down the road, 
through the hunt field and present lake bed, 
on up the hill. Meandering toward 
Amherst, it passed a slave burial ground at 
the top of the hill. 

Today's lone cabin stood in a row of 
cabins along that road — a gathering area for 
plantation servants, where they lived and 
raised their children. Among long-gone 
buildings behind Sweet Briar House were 
an ice house, a weaver's cottage where 
cloth for plantation needs was woven, a 
smokehouse, a well, certainly a privy, and 
the plantation office. The office, enlarged 
and named Garden Cottage, is now the 
faculty lounge and president's guest house. 

In the cleft of the rolling fields near the 
site of cabin row, a grove of tall mixed 
hardwood trees still stands. Nestled among 
them is a clear, free-flowing spring where 
the cabin inhabitants drew their water. 

Another building in the hunt field close 
to Elijah Road was Elijah Fletcher's enor- 
mous barn. Built in 1844, it was a 100' x 40' 
two-story edifice with a fieldstone base- 
ment, housing carriages, equipment, and 
animals. It burned not long after the College 
opened, destroying the Fletcher coach, so 
large that it was pulled by two teams of 
horses. 



The lake area, now surrounded 
by heavy foliage, consisted of 
cleared fields bisected by the planta- 
tion road. Here were rolling pas- 
tures, and tobacco fields dotted with 
log tobacco-leaf-drying structures. 
The field areas were separated by 
low rock walls, and American elms 
and chestnuts created patches of 
shade for men and animals. The 
elms and chestnuts died from the 
insidious diseases that killed them all 
across America — the elms in the 
1940s-50s and the chestnuts in the 
1920s. 

The topography of the land in 
the director's view has remained the 
same since time began, but time's 
passage, different needs for land use, 
and people have changed the pan- 
orama. Today's tranquil view no 
doubt will change again, but looking 
out at it, one senses that Sweet 
Briar's past is still present. 

By Ann Marshall Whitley 

Curator, Sweet Briar College Museum 




"A little to the back [of Sweet Briar House] there has 
been preserved one of the original cabins of the 
slaves... overhung by a paulownia tree..." 
The cabin ca. 1925 





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CLUB CORNER 







Tfje Atlanta Community 
Campaign Celebration took 
place on April 6 at the home of 
Margaret Davison Block '54. 

/. L-r: Winifred Storey Davis '6l; 
F. Tradewell Davis, Jr.; 
Holcombe T. Green, Jr.; Nancy 
Hall Green '64, co-chair, Atlanta 
Community Campaign Committee, 
SBC Board of Directors; Camille 
Williams Yow '55 

^. L-r: Celebration hostess 
Margaret Davison Block '54; SBC 
President Barbara Hill 

O. Anne Sheffield Hale '54, 
Bradley Hale, SBC Board of 
Directors; the Hales served as 
co-chairs of Atlanta Community 
Campaign Committee 

•y. Thomas E. Martin, Jr. and 
Margaret Sheffield Martin '48, 
Atlanta Community Campaign 
Committee and Campaign co- 
chairs of the Honors Committee 

O. Hostess Margaret Davison 
Block '54 greets Anne Mobley '87 
(1), Sue Lawton Mobley '55 (r) 

0. Rebecca Young Frazer '35, 
Atlanta Community Campaign 
Committee 

7- L-r: Wendi Wood Thomas '81; 
Sarah Huie '81; Barbara Bryant '82 

O. Lisa Wray Longino 78 

^. L-r: Holly Caswell '92; Amy 
Waite '93; Corinne Sharon 
Judeikis '93; Catherine Gomto '92 



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The Raleigh/Durham/Chapel 
Hill Triangle Club held Sweet 
Briar Day December 28, 1993 
at the home of Elizabeth 
Coleman Blackwell 78. 

/ 1st row, I-r: Debbie Koss 
McCarthy 77; Catherine 
Callender Sauls '86; Catherine 
McNease Stevens '86; Amy 
Biathrow '94, student speaker; 
Ebet Little Stevens '77; Chris 
Carr Dykstra 76. 2nd row, 1-r: 
Dianne Wood Keyser '73; 
Lindsay Smith Newsom '67; Dr. 
Margaret Leigh '73; Kristen 
Swenson '93; Kate Haw '92; 
Cathy Lumsden '78, Triangle 
Club president 

^. L-r: Ashley Wilson Brook '79, 
Triangle vice president; Amy 
Biathrow '94; Cathy Lumsden '78 

O. L-r: 'Virginia Camp Smith '36; 
Evelyn Mullen '31; hostess 
Elizabeth Coleman Blackwell '78 




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The Dallas Club held a Back 
to School Party August 19. 
1993 at the home of club 
president Jill Redpath 
Noland '85 (5) and a Club 
Reception honoring artist Jill 
Steenhuis Ruffato '80 in 
October '93 (4). 

"T. L-r; Melanie Bowen 
Steglich '78, Alumnae 
Association chair. Region IX; 
Renee Steriing '73; Jill 
Steenhuis Ruffato '80; 
Tennessee Nielson '76 

O. 1st row, l-r: Beth Bates 
Locke '76; Ouija Adams Bush '43; 
Brianna Boswell Brown '82, 
Dallas AAR chair. 2nd row, 
l-r: Myth Monnich Bayoud, 



Alumnae Association first vice 
president; Jill Redpath Noland '85; 
Cissy Humphrey '76; Missy 
Gentry Witherow '80; Heather 
■Varney Rooney '89 

The Indianapolis Club held 
Sweet Briar Day in December 
1993. 

0. L-r: Margaret Myers 
Sullivan '74, club co-president; 
Whitney Ball '84; Judy Brown 
Fletcher '71; Judy's daughter 
Katie Fletcher, Wellesley '95 

/. L-r, Indianapolis SB Day: 
Yolanda Moore '71; Jane Rice 
McPherson '44; Frances 
Morrison Ruddell '35 



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The Richmond, VA Community 
Campaign Celebration took 
place on March 29 (postponed 
from February 10 because of 
The Great Ice Stomis of 
1994!), with a record turnout 
of celebrants at The Country- 
Club of Virginia. 

A Members of the Community 

Campaign Committee, l-r: 
Betty Byrne Gill Ware '55; Nan 
Hart Stone '47; Ann Wesley 
Ramsey '75; Emory Gill 
Williams '40, co-chair; SBC 
President Barbara Hill; Adelaide 
Boze Glascock '40, co-chair; 
Sandra Taylor Craighead '74; 
Junie Speight '87, club president; 
Peggy Robertson Christian '47 

aC. Coleman and Caroline Casey 
McGehee '49 

u. L-r: Jane Nelson '66; Karen 
Hott '91 



-/. John and Judy Burnett 
Halsey '47 

O. Sally Twedell Bagley '67 

0. L-r; Dawn Monahan '91; 
Maryanne Train Farmer '91 



/. L-r: Julia Gray Saunders 
Michaux '39; Edith McRee 
Whiteman '74 

O. L-r; Angela Elliott, who will 
enter in September with the 
Class of 1998 and her parents 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



NOTICES 



Recent Deaths 

Mrs. Jared 1. Wood 

(Rachel Forbush '16) 

January 10, 1994 
Mrs. A. R. Troxell 

(Jessie Williams 'l?) 

February 18, 1994 
Mrs. Lloyd A. Hathaway 

(Florence Ives '21) 

March 11, 1994 
Mrs. Maylen Newby Pierce 

(Maylen B. Newby '22) 

Word received February 1994 
Mrs. Loma W. Dowling 

(Lorna Weber '23) 

April 1994 
Mrs. Martin Chambedain 

(Janet F. Shutts '2t) 

Word received April 1994 
Mrs. Barnette Garrison 

(Rebecca Snyder '24) 

April 27, 1994 
Mrs. Robert Taylor 

(Rebecca Ashcraft '26) 

April 15, 1994 
Mrs. James L. Frisch 

(Dorothy Goff '26) 

March 16, 1994 
Mrs. Robert S. MacCallum 

(Lucille Helen Finch '28) 

December 21, 1993 
Mrs. William N. McClarin 

(Emma Nan Harris '28) 

November 1993 
Mrs. Hartwell Joiner 

(Sarah K. Foote '29) 

November 22, 1993 
Mrs. Samuel W. Cowling, Jr. 

(Emilie Nathurst Turner '30) 

February 25, 1994 
Mrs. H. B. Huntington 

(Helen Harris Beard '30) 

January 18, 1994 
Mrs. Edgar N. Taylor 

(Ida Beveridge Moore '30) 

March 10, 1994 
Mrs, Leon C. Otis 

(Lucy Graham Shirley '30) 

October 19, 1993 
Mrs. James T. Beeson 

(Elizabeth Farmer Lockhart '32) 

September 30, 1993 
Mrs. OUinger Crenshaw 

(Marjorie Burford '33) 

January 7, 1994 
Mrs. John R. Flannery, Jr. 

(Sara Marie Kelly '33) 

Word received March 1994 
Mrs. Andrew Allison 

(Lillias Spratt '36) 

February 1994 



Elliott Lewis '37 

January 23, 1994 
Mrs. Charles R. Jackson 

(Margaret MacRae '37) 

October 28, 1993 
Katherine Rogers Hoyt '38 

April 13, 1994 
Mrs. Herbert P. Pales 

(Rose Foster Hyde '38) 

February 18, 1994 
Mrs. Daniel W. Badal 

(Eleanor Bosworth '40) 

Febmary 3, 1994 
Mrs. John W. Clingerman 

(Sarah Ellen Mitchell '40) 

December 10, 1993 
Mrs. Lewis S. Robinson 

(Jean Walker '41) 

December 20, 1993 
Mrs. L. Preston Collins 

(Ceciley Youmans '48) 

April 12, 1994 
Linda Kay Donald '69 

February 16, 1994 
Mrs. Marvin J. Wehl, Jr. 

(Gabrielle Urbanowicz '74) 

April 10, 1994 

NOTICE: If you wish to write to a 
member of the family of someone 
recently deceased, contact 
Alumnae Office. Sweet Briar, VA 
24595 (804)381-6131 for name 
and address. 



Students Elected to Who's 
Who Among Students in 
American Universities and 
Colleges, 1994 

Heather L. Bayfield '94 

Fairfax, VA 
Molly B. Becherer '95 

ShelbyviUe, KY 
Catherine S, Blaik '94 

Oklahoma City, OK 
Amy A. Biathrow '94 

Raleigh, NC 
Lisa A. Buckingham '95 

Falls Church, VA 
Kimberly L. Clayton '94 

Kennett Square, PA 
Mtesa P. Cottemond '94 

Brodnax, VA 
Amalia C. DeSimone '94 

Pine Bluff, AR 
Karen Giorgetti '95 

Keysville, VA 
Stephanie S. Hanson '94 

Greenview, IL 



Katherine K. Lindsey '94 

Shorewood, MN 
Linda S. Lombardo '94 

Amherst, VA 
Amy E. Loux '94 

Novato, CA 
Lucia K. Marks '94 

Albuquerque, NM 
Kathryn A. May '94 

Allentown, PA 
Amelia W. McDaniel '94 

Nashville, TN 
Heather E. McKoy '94 

Sonoma, CA 
Caroline D. Miller '95 

Rockville, MD 
Rebecca H. Nelson '94 

Wake Forest, NC 
Leslie J. Rodgers '94 

Lovingston, VA 
Lee S. Roman '95 

San Antonio, TX 
Mary Byrd Schroeder '95 

Fairfax, VA 
Katherine W. Schupp '94 

Metairie, LA 
Susannah E. Silverbrand '94 

Scarborough, ME 
Caitlin N. Sundby '94 

Snellville, GA 
Jodiarme L. Szuszczewicz '94 

Vienna, VA 
Nancy J. Weigle '95 

Fairfax, VA 
Meredith J. Williams '95 

Greensboro, NC 



First Year Honors List 
Class of 1997 

Alicia Allen 

Newnan, GA 
Kabaye Berhanu 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 
Jill Butcher 

Stillwater, NJ 
Melanie Chriscoe 

Lexington, NC 
Kerry Coleman 

Knoxville, TN 
Erica Donahue 

Wethersfield, CT 
Annette Dusenbury 

Falls Church, VA 
Thea Galenes 

San Antonio, TX 
Stephanie Garcia 

San Antonio, TX 
Jill Gavitt 

Exeter, Rl 



Renee Gunn 

Metairie, LA 
Alison Hall 

Dothan, AL 
Elizabeth Hunter 

Birmingham, AL 
Holly James 

Amherst, VA 
Katherine Johnston 

Jefferson City, MO 
Alicia King 

Wayland, OH 
Wenhui Liang 

Zhejiang, China 
Connor Louis 

Miami, FL 
Margaret MacDonald 

Clifton, VA 
Karia Macon 

Colorado Springs, CO 
Kristen McCowan 

Lexington, KY 
Elizabeth Mcintosh 

High Point, NC 
Susanne Nifong 

Winston-Salem, NC 
Diana Osorio 

Fairfax, VA 
Jacqueline Pletscher 

Idaho Falls, ID 
Lucinda PoUey 

Nashville, TN 
Catherine Puro 

Jacksonville, FL 
Alexa Schriempf 

Alexandria, VA 
Ethel Stewart 

Lynchburg, VA 
Jennifer Swisher 

Tallahassee, FL 
Lisa Tedder 

Marietta, GA 
Kerry Thacker 

Catlett, VA 
Cassandra Thomas 

Sykesville, MD 
Amy Yakubinis 

Lansdale, PA 

Greetings from the Sweet 
Briar College Libraries: 

The needs of our community 
are changing rapidly with the 
times. The alumnae, administra- 
tion, faculty, students, families, 
and friends who use the library 
have been requesting books on 
tape, music on CDs, as well as 
video discs at an alarming rate. 
We need your help. If you have 



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any of these items that you are 
not planning to use, please 
consider donating them to your 
Sweet Briar College Libraries. All 
donations of this type are tax 
deductible. If you would like to 
send us your unused CDs, video 
tapes or discs, or books on tape, 
please address them to the 
attention of Lisa N. Johnston, 
Head of Public Services, Mary 
Helen Cochran Library, Sweet 
Briar, VA 24595 (804-381-6306 or 
E-Mail Injohnston @ sbc.edu.). If 
you live in the area, we can 
arrange to have large donations 
picked up. Thank you in advance 
for helping us build the library 
collection in these areas. 



Reading List for October 
1994 Alumnae College 
Cruise, The Danube Canal 

Compiled by Professor Ingrid 
Wieshofer of Agnes Scott College, 
guest lecturer on the Danube 
Canal tour, and SBC's Hattie Mae 
Samford Professor of History 
Michael D. Richards 

Craig, Gordon A., The Germans 
(NAL/Dutton 1991) 

National Geographic, August 
1992, pp. 3-31, article on Main- 
Danube Canal 

Laqueur, Walter, Europe in Our 
Time: a History. 1945-1992 
(Viking 1992) 

Foreign Affairs, September/ 
October 1993, Stern, Fritz, 
■'Unified Germany: Freedom and 
Its Discontents" 

Dcedalus, Winter 1994, Vol.123, 
No.l, "Germany in Transition": a 
series of articles by experts on 
German affairs. 

Recommended for those wishing 
to delve into German affairs in 
greater detail: 

Ash, Timothy Garton, In 
Europe's Name: Germany and the 
Divided Continent (Random 
House 1993) 

Jarausch, Konrad H., 77je Rush 
to German Unity (Oxford 1994) 



Sue Reid Slaughter 
Events 1993-94 

• Winter Term Writers 
Workshop 

• Berlin Chamber Orchestra 

• Gordon TuUock, speaker, 
Jaquelene M. Browning 
Memorial Lecture in 
Economics 

• Writers Series: Mary 
Oliver; Sheriey Anne 
Williams; Dorothy 
Allison; Cornelius Eady; 
Charlie Smith 



Musical: Gypsy 

E.xhibition: Loren Oliver: A 
Retrospective 

Exhibition: "Changing 
Reality: Recent Soviet 
Photography" 

Lecture by Eileen Scully 78 
on Sino-American history 

Katherine Schupp '94: 
"Family Portraits: Virginia 
Indians' research project 

"Science of Consciousness": 
lecture/dialogue by J. E. 
Rash and Emilios Bourtinoa 




mini reunions 



TOP: The Class of 1980 enjoyed a mini reunion March 2-7, 
1994 at Vail, CO! L-r, 1st row: Jim Commers; Catherine 
Flaherty; Dana Smith; Ann Connolly Reagan. 2nc) row: Janel 
Hughes Wiles; Lillian Sinks Sweeney; Myth Monnich Bayoud; 
Amy Campbell Lamphere; Lisa Sturkie Greenberg; Lind 
Robinson Bussey; Jamie Beard Seigel. 3rd Row: John Wiles; 
John Sweeney; David Bayoud; Jim Lamphere; Steve 
Greenberg; John Bussey; Andy Seigel. BOTTOM: Dallas' mini 
reunion at the Bistro dunng SBC Alumnae Council 10/93, l-r: 
Cissy Humphrey '76, Dallas AAR; Melanie Bowen Steglich '78, 
Alumnae Association Region IX chair; Brianna Boswell Brown '82, 
Dallas AAR chair; Myth Monnich Bayoud '80, Alumnae 
Association first vice president; Jill Redpath Noland '85. Dallas 
Club president. 



FRANCE 

continued from page 7 

On to Paris by another high- 
speed train, to stay at the 
centrally-located Hotel Lutetia 
Concorde. An early-morning bus 
tour of Paris oriented those 
unfamiliar with this exciting city 
so that we might disperse to 
pursue museums, sights, and/or 
shopping — whatever intere.sted 
us. For me, it was the light... 

The translucent white glass 
in the domed ceiling of the 
Musee D'Orsay, a converted 
railroad station, lets natural light 
illuminate Impressionist statues, 
sculptures, and paintings. At the 
Louvre, the pyramid's clear glass 
structure allows unfiltered sun- 
light to shine on museum visi- 
tors in the central gathering 
space.. .a wonderful effect from 
the inside. Notre Dame's rich 
and varied stained glass win- 
dows filter the outside world's 
light, encouraging quiet contem- 
plation, creating a sacred reality. 
At night, lights and laughter 
emanate from the myriad cafes 
and restaurants, especially from 
the Blue Note Cafe where we 
had our farewell dinner. 

Most of all 1 shall treasure 
the new lights in my life, the 
people with whom I share the 
Sweet Briar experience. We all 
enjoyed each other so much, 
making new friends and/or 
renewing old ones. We had 
artists and art historians, musi- 
cians, historians specializing in 
medieval times, politicians, and 
business people to liven our 
conversations. A special treat 
was having Barbara and John 
Hill with us. And we had Louise 
Zingaro, our "shepherdess" 
(notre bergere), Meredith 
Sullenger of Bardith Travel Ltd., 
and Denise Pescataing to keep 
us from going astray. A beauti- 
fully organized Alumnae College 
tour with man'elous partici- 
pants! The memories will warm 
me until 1 can go again to 
France, home of the Sun King. 



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SWEET 
BRIAR 

COLLEGE 



1928 



Alice Babbitt Hackley writes that 
she is still doing as well as could be 
expected Virginia Van Winlile 
Morlidge's grandson, Bailee, started a 
business in Charlotte, On a visit to see 
him, Virginia had a wonderful reunion with 
Sarah Everett Toy. Virginia also had a 
good visit in Cincinnati with Anne Brent 
Winn '29, The Alumnae Office received the 
sad news that Grace Sollitt died on Au- 
gust 30, 1993. 



1932 



President: Marjorie Ward Cross 
Secretary: Virginia Squibb Flynn 
Fund Agent: Eleanor Wright 
Conway 

With great sadness I report the 
death of classmates, Eleanor Nolte 
Armstrong died May 7, 1993. Nolte 
hailed from TX. In her several years at 
Sweet Briar, Eleanor was very special to us. 
Elizabeth Lockhart Beeson died on 
September 30, 1993. Eleanor Arthur 
Gardiner died, date unknown. Our sym- 
pathy goes out to the families and friends 
of our 3 classmates. Dorothy Smith 
Berkeley sent us the sad news of the 
death of her husband, Edmund, who died 
suddenly on October 1, 1993. Dot also 
reported the death of Marjorie Miller 
Close's husband Jack who died several 
weeks earlier. Marjorie will be living at lie 
Bizard until the house can be sold. Our 
sympathy is extended to Dot and Marge 
whom we love dearly. 

Henrietta Bryan Alphin's husband 
Tom can farm again with the help of a 
pacemaker. Friends and family can again 
enjoy their farm Susanne Gay Linville 
and Ed enjoy 4 grandchildren who live in 
Rowayton, CT. Susanne feels the lack of an 
Alumnae Club in Westchester. Nancy 
Wilson Mann Jr. is still painting, enjoy- 
ing her young families and their success- 
ful and interesting activities. Emma 
Green Kennon has moved to her "new 
home" Canterbury Court, still in Atlanta. 
Em writes it is warm and charming. 
Eleanor Wright Conway is enjoying life 



in an attractive retirement home in India- 
napolis near her younger daughter Ruth 
Willms and her family. El's daughter Laura 
Nason '61 was with them lor Thanksgiv- 
ing Jane Hays Dowler - message I 
quote: "Depends on what you call news. 
My family keep me interested in the 
present and the future - not clinging too 
much to the past - but I am indulging 
myself in taking things easy - pills when 
unavoidable. Best wishes, Iriend - may 
1994 give you love and laughter." 

Anna Gilbert Davey: Gussie and her 
husband Hugh have moved like many 
Briarites to a retirement community, 
Carmel Valley Manor. Many lovely trips, 
several elderhostel trips, visiting family. 
Gussie still golfs and walks 2 miles daily. 
Marion Malm Fowler: Pat keeps busy 
seeing friends in San Diego. Recently at- 
tended a beautiful luncheon celebrating the 
60th anniversary of Stuart Groner 
Moreno and her husband Jack. Pat visits 
family frequently. Barbara Munter 
Purdue writes that the fates have been 
kind to them since "our 5 young families 
seem to be well established." Their 
9 grandchildren are a joy. Mildred 
Larimer and Marjorey Gubelman '33 are 
nearby in HI. Bob and Barbara will head for 
HI in Jan Virginia Squibb Flynn: 
Squibby and Jim have moved to Evergreen 
Woods, N. Branford, CT - a "life care" 
community. After 43 years in Darien the 
decision was not easy. However, it gives 
them a safe, secure feeling surrounded by 
other interesting friendly "residents." 
I keep in touch with Ruth Remon 
McCrae, Katherine Scott Soles and 
Hazel Stamps Collins Hazel lives part 
time in Naples where Jim and I vacation. I 
miss hearing from the rest of you. WRITE. 
Make my job easier. 



1936 



President: Lucile Cox Jones 
Secretary: Elizabeth Morton Hodges 
Fund Agent: Margaret Smith 
Thomasson 

Thanks to the 22 of you who re- 
sponded to my plea tor "happy" news. 
Most of you did send happy news, but, of 
course, there are some unavoidable cir- 
cumstances. Sad news first. Many of our 



classmates have died since I last wrote 
Class Notes. When the Alumnae Office re- 
ceives notification of a death, it sends a 
letter to the family expressing our sympa- 
thy. Names of the deceased are listed in a 
future issue of the alumnae magazine, and 
read at the Alumnae Memorial service dur- 
ing reunion. I won't attempt to name all 
who died this year, just the 2 classmates 
you wrote about who died recently; Betty 
Fesser MacLeay died in Oct., and Tory 
Himes Beddoes in Nov. The one bright 
spot that has come out of Tory's death, 
writes Margaret Smith Thomasson, is 
the renewing of her relationship with Mar- 
garet Robertson Whitney "The upshot 
of our correspondence is that anyone who 
wants to make a contribution in memory 
of a classmate (or anyone else) can make 
a check of any size to the General 
Scholarship Fund." Margaret Smith 
Thomasson thinks this Is good informa- 
tion to have!! TAKE NOTE. 

Ruth Gilliam Viar's major back sur- 
gery last fall ('92?) slowed her down and 
caused her to miss reunion in '93, but she 
now looks forward to getting back in the 
mainstream. Good luck and congratula- 
tions, Ruth. I received a card from Gail 
Bird, saying her mother, Jarry West 
Stearns, suffered a broken hip in a fall last 
Feb. while visiting her and her family. 
Since her release from the hospital she has 
been in Mesa Christian Care Center, near 
the Bird home. Her new address is: Mrs. 
William Stearns, 466 N. San Jose Circle, 
Mesa, AZ 85201. 

The Class of 1936 is not lazy. We are 
all doing something. We travel a lot - to 
visit children and grandchildren or with 
children and grandchildren, to attend bap- 
tisms of great-grandchildren, celebrate an- 
niversaries; we farm, garden, arrange 
reunions, hike, attend weddings and 
graduations and write, both prose and po- 
etry. Some of us travel to faraway places; 
Peggy Huxley Dick to New Zealand for 
the fifth time! Ann Thomson Smith back 
to Baja again. She had a wonderful trip to 
Central America last March with her son. 
Lillian Steele Cook went to CA and MT 
in Oct. Lillian's eldest son, Frank Steele 
Cook (grandson of the late Frank B. Steele) 
was elected "Family Court Judge of Oneida 
County, N.Y. - a 10 year position." She 
says it was truly shocking to realize 
she's the mother of a grandfather. Ann 
Thomson Smith is in the same situation; 
she is known as the mother of a grandfa- 
ther. She and her son (Pete) each have 8 
grandchildren! Both Lillian and Anne are 
traveling grandmothers! 

Sara (Sally) Doughtie Crile 
Crocker arranged for her whole family to 
have an Italian Christmas in Florence. She 
said it was the perfect spot. Sally says 
she'd like to catch up on her friends from 
Sweet Briar days, and wishes more of them 
would write. TAKE NOTE. I have a Sweet 
Briar Directory and if you write me the 
names of the classmates you want, I'll send 
you their addresses. Or a new directory is 
coming out in '95. Or contact the Alumnae 



Office for the latest addresses, 

Nancy Dicks Blanton and George 
have 3 gorgeous grandsons to delight their 
old age: the eldest is a jr. at Harvard. They 
travel abroad once a year, enjoy the 
beaches, and she enjoys bridge, garden- 
ing and reading. A very nice life, 
says Nancy. Since Margaret Smith 
Thomasson lives here in Lynchburg, I 
phoned her about her oldest grandson's 
approaching marriage which was "hinted 
at" on her card, and 'tis tme! She and Rusty 
will gain their first granddaughfer-in-law 
2/5 in Columbus, GA. She says "Oh yes, 
of course they'll be going!" "Smitty" is our 
real hiker. She goes once a week on the 
Appalachian Trail (except in Dec.) and cov- 
ers 4-f miles a day! "Smitty" has another 
granddaughter who is a House Page in the 
General Assembly in Richmond. This is 
their third grandchild to serve in this ca- 
pacity Margaret Robertson Whitney 
told me she assembled a booklet of the po- 
etry she enjoys writing. Naturally I re- 
sponded since I enjoy writing too - prose, 
not poetry - and asked her to send me a 
booklet, which she did, suggesting I send 
it to the Sweet Briar Library when I finished 
with it. This I have done. The pieces deal 
with the things that become important as 
we look back, and also with what comes 
along when one is a septuagenarian. Mar- 
garet Whitney says, "I applaud your hopes 
for happy news to print. If I had it to do 
over, I'd be content with a repeat of the 
people I've known and the family I've had. 
Sweet Briar provided friends I still cher- 
ish " Connie Warner McElhinney is 
another traveler. Last year she went to the 
Outer Banks, ME and Nantucket and most 
recently a super 2 wks on the spectacular 
OR Coast. She has a hiker granddaughter, 
who, with a friend will start in April and 
hike the entire Appalachian Trail from GA 
to ML Katahdin in ME! Lucille Scott 
Knoke visited Sweet Briar in '92 when her 
granddaughter, Ann, graduated. She re- 
ports that Sweet Briar remains beautiful 
and driving all around the campus brought 
back many happy memories. 

Betty Cocke Winfree says all is well 
with her and hers. Her other granddaugh- 
ter was married in Sept. The whole family 
was there and they had a wonderful 
time. She looks fonward to spring and gar- 
dening again. Grace Louise Carney 
McCarthy and husband, John, celebrated 
their 57th anniversary 10/3. Congratula- 
tions, Grace! Sophia C. Brown and hus- 
band, Ed, continue working on their farm 
and in their flower garden. Sophia had a 
new great granddaughter who was born in 
Salt Lake City. Sophia hasn't seen her yet 
- just tapes and pictures. Frances 
Marshall Baker Lamb is an ardent 
Democrat. Fran and her husband gave an 
Empire sewing table (too fancy for them, 
she said) to the White House. She enjoys 
the receptions at the State Department un- 
der the charming Clement Conger. 
Kathleen Donahue McCormackcame 
to VA from Green Bay, Wl, twice last year 
as far as Fairfax for the June and Septem- 



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ber weddings of 2 of fier granddaugfiters. 
Sfie spent tfie holidays witfi fier son, Den- 
nis, and family. 

Jane Shelton Bowers writes witfi a 
fiealthy attitude. Stie is thankful for her 
health, and her precious children and 
grandchildren who are scattered from TN 
to Boston to Germany and who knows 
where; U. S. Navy and nursing school at 
Johns Hopkins. Jane says her wonderful 
Sweet Briar friend, Mary Poindexter 
Willingham, continues to be cheerful, 
altho' she lost her Ann - cancer surgery. 
Jane's great faith, family and friends, sus- 
tain her. I was delighted, and happily sur- 
prised to hear from Arne Susong Jones, 
and not |ust because she wanted to know 
where she could get one of my books! (She 
knows now she gets them from me. I 
mailed her one immediately.) Arne likes to 
write also. She and John M. are grateful 
to be alive and enjoying their 5 children 
and their spouses, and their 5 grandchil- 
dren. John IVI. is the publisher of 14 Ten- 
nessee newspapers, is in his office each 
day, and Arne writes a weekly column for 
the Flagship paper in Greenville, TN. 

A late card from Peg Lloyd Bush 
says her husband. Bill, passed away last 
Sept. (I don't believe the Alumnae Office 
does the same thing for husbands). Peg is 
now enjoying traveling. She went to CA 
last year and is going to another part of CA 
this year and to the Canadian Pacific. 
Katie Niles Parker writes she and 
Franklin feel lucky to be alive and well 
They see their 4 children, 14 grandchildren 
and 2 great grandchildren often. They 
haven't been traveling lately nor have they 
seen many Sweet Briar classmates. Their 
activities are mostly centered in their com- 
munity and their church. Esther O'Brian 
Windebank says "Happiness 1993 is 
having had cataract removed by ultra- 
sound. No more glasses!" Thanks Esther, 
that is a piece of happy news. I realize all 
too well you are buried in snow and bitter 
weather. Lynchburg likewise today, 1/18 
temp. 12 degrees. 1993 was an eventful 
year for me - Lib Hodges. Some happy, 
some not. I enjoyed going to Birmingham 
for 5/1 wedding festivities of my eldest 
grandson. t\yiy second great granddaugh- 
ter was born in June and I enjoyed an over- 
night trip 1/94 to Richmond for her 
baptism. Lots of family members were 
there. In June I had heart surgery - a four 
way by-pass. Barney died July 5th. Not a 
happy summer, but it had a happy out- 
come. Like so many, I feel lucky to be alive 
and well at the end of 1993. 

The happiest event was the completion 
in Dec. of a home for women and children 
- IVliriam's House. This is a transitional 
home where 36 homeless mothers and 
their children will receive professional 
training and guidance to prepare them to 
live up to their potential. You may have 
seen the article about it in the spring '94 
alumnae magazine. It is our dream that 
IVIiriam's House will furnish shelter, and 
more, as long as there are homeless in our 
midst. 



Lucille Scott Knoke Her happiest 
news was her trip to Ireland, Wales, Scot- 
land and England with her son, Paul. Her 
next exciting news will be becoming a 
great-grandmother in Feb! Lucile Cox 
Jones said she waited for happy news, 
and it came in the form of a good response 
to her health problem. Bless you Lucile. I 
know you feel better when you extended an 
invitation to me to visit. I appreciate it! A 
LATER NOTE Mary Virginia Camp 
Smith wrote from Raleigh. She and her 
family travel a lot in this country, and 
abroad. She's grateful that she is active and 
participates in the Museum of Art (N.C.), 
t\/luseum of History and Historic Preserva- 
tion groups, church activities and a Book 
Club. She, with a friend and one other 
Daisy Chain member attended the first of 
the January Forums last year. They spent 
the night in the new Florence Elston Inn. 
A big change. 



1940 



President: Emory Gill Williams 
Vice President: Jane Bush Long 
Secretary: Ruth Mealand Schwartz 
Fund Agent: Betty Frantz Roberts 

Katherine Hill Apperson still en- 
joys life at Sharon Towers in Charlotte, NC. 
The husband of her daughter, Ellen 
Apperson Brown '72, was ordained at St. 
John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke, VA. 
'Kitty' saw IVIolly Talcott Dodson '38 at the 
ceremony. She sees IVIartha Jean Brooks 
f\/liller '41 at Book Club. A message, 
penned by Margaret Dowell Kearney, 
from Eleanor Bosworth Badal, reads 
"All Dear Classmates,...Thank you for your 
concern and your prayers while (Ellie) has 
been trying to combat cancer. Your letters 
and prayers are a support and comfort We 
wish the best to all. Fondly, Ellie and 
Maggie " Eleanor Bosworth Badal 
passed away 2/3/94. 

Mary Height Black found a thigh 
cracked, after exercising, in spring '93. 
Mary moved into a cottage near Sea Girt, 
NJ, where one can still bathe on the 
beaches even though ■93's storms tore 
them apart Blair Bunting Both had 
acute tendonitis but improved enough to 
visit her grandchildren in CO 7/4, and con- 
tinue volunteering at the DE Hospice, soup 
kitchen, and other church activities. She 
took 2 French courses - a boon last Sept. 
when they rented a house in St. Remy de 
Provence in France for 2 wks. Their daugh- 
ter, Blair Both '65 returned to Raleigh af- 
ter a sabbatical in Wales. Agnes Spencer 
Burke visited son Jack and his family in 
San Francisco, and a brother in Seattle, 
where she chatted - almost all day! - with 
Beth Thomas Mason. Agnes occasion- 
ally sees Stuart Hensley Woodward 
who lives in nearby Ft, Belvoir, VA. Both 
Agnes and Stuart have had total hip re- 
placements. Agnes enjoys golf and an an- 
nual reunion at the family place on Squam 



Lake, NH Virginia Leggett Cameron 

still finds volunteering in West Palm 
Beach, FL as counselor for Planned Par- 
enthood both challenging and rewarding. 
She is making a quilt for a granddaughter. 
Barbara Smith Carter and Norm cel- 
ebrated Christmas in Brielle, NJ 3 times as 
their families were unable to convene on 
the 25th. In Jan. the Carters were in Vero 
Beach, FL for 3 mos. and planned to see 
Constance Currie Fleming and El in 
Stuart, FL, plus, hopefully, Elizabeth 
Ivins Haskins and Bill. Norm attended 
his 55th Reunion at Princeton 6/93. Later 
they flew to Grey Rocks, Canada with a 
group for golf and bridge. Marjorie 
Stock Clemens is still busy with her 
family and volunteering in St. Joseph, Ml. 
Hortense Powell Cooper spends time 
in Washington, DC with the children of her 
busy Congress-member son, Jim and his 
wife, Martha Hays Cooper '76. Jim is run- 
ning for the Senate seat in TN vacated by 
Al Gore, and Hortense is giving a big help- 
ing hand. A 2nd son is in Nashville, a 3rd 
son is in San Francisco. Jacqueline 
Sexton Daley went to Mexico with rela- 
tives in spring '93. At home in Belmont, 
CA, 'Jackquie' drives for FISH and helps 
to buy food for a halfway house. This food 
very often means beans! So a cooking 
class "just for beans" is given to the oc- 
cupants Mary Sue Kllham Davis said 
'92 and '93 were her worst years ever - 
healthwise, kid-wise, and otherwise, in 
Alexandria, VA. She is regaining her 
strength, and sees her 4 children more of- 
ten as they all live in VA now. Nancy 
Haskins Elliot of Pasadena, CA loves to 
sail and she and David did just that on a 
Clipper ship in the Windward Islands. 
Ramona Spurlock Fite of Nashville, TN 
and Calvin had a 50th wedding anniv. re- 
union of daughters from NY, Wl and TN 
joining them at Gulf Shores, AL, along with 
spouses and children. Constance Currie 
Fleming is having fun with her 20 active 
grandchildren, one a soph, at Princeton. 
'Connie' and El spend summers in 
Chatham, NJ, and winters in Stuart, FL, 
seeing several SBC classmates. The 
Flemings' 50th anniv. in June was to be 
spent at 'Skytop' with the whole family. 
Clara Call Frazier moved to a new ad- 
dress, still in Bristol, TN, where she tended 
one of her twin sons, John, following a se- 
rious automobile accident 3/93. He now is 
able to walk again. Clara's daughter and 
granddaughter still live with Clara and Bill 
and gave some help. Adelaide Boze 
Glascock is a great help in sending class 
news from Richmond, VA. 'Polly' read her 
'93 summer alumnae magazine while on an 
Elderhostel trip with Jim to Vienna, which 
included a cruise on the Danube. They then 
drove around Austria for a wk. Polly says 
she still preferred SBC's trip to Austria in 
85. Polly and Emory Gill Williams are 
working together on the Richmond Com- 
mittee for SBC's campaign. Polly wrote 
that Marion Phinizy Jones of Arcadia, 
CA lost her husband in '93; that Mary 
Petty Johnston Bedell of Richmond, VA 



is not very well; and that Mildred Moon 
Montague is still Chattanooga's 'First 
Lady'. Last Sept., Polly saw Mary Jane 
Burnett Hill of Tucson, AZ, along with 
Mary Miller Sharp and Ann Adamson 
Taylor, both of Baltimore, at an SBC gath- 
ering in Baltimore. She also sent a notice 
of our late Jane Goolrick Murrell's hus- 
band, Dr Thomas' death in Richmond. 

Jane Baker Grant is settled now in 
Hancock, ME with her Dandi Corgi, hav- 
ing sold her aunt's home nearby. Jane 
added an attached garage and rebuilt 3 
chimneys. At Christmas. Jane welcomed 
son, Hal and his family back to Long Is- 
land after 18 mos. in England. He is with 
Reuters H.Q. in Hauppage. Reba Smith 
Gromel is fine, busy with bridge and vol- 
unteering at the school near her retirement 
village in Midlothian, VA. She is president 
of the women's group there at Brandermill 
Woods. Her '93 highlight was a cruise to 
Canada. Jane Hopkins Hale plays golf, 
does hospital volunteer work in Winston- 
Salem, NC and sees her children and 
grandchildren often. Georgia Herbert 
Hart loves being the only grandmother for 
her 8 grandchildren, as well as being with 
George, "in the same old house, in the 
same old yard." That yard was designated 
a National Backyard Habitat some years 
ago by the Wildlife Federation. Georgia is 
playing golf since her hip replacement, and 
has won more tournaments. Their son's 
wife attended a riding seminar at SBC in 
'93; the 3 granddaughters also ride and 
belong to a hunt club. Elizabeth Ivins 
Haskins has never complained but finally 
admitted to having had a setback after her 
cataract operation. She is still recuperat- 
ing from that and from radiation treatments 
following a hysterectomy operation. Ivy 
and Bill were able to plan a visit to FL, 
seeing the Carters and the Flemings, and 
flee the winter in Concord, MA. Ruth 
Collins Henry leads a very interesting 
life, not only in Paeonian Springs, VA but 
also with her widespread family; one 
daughter, in Santa Ana, CA, and her 
family; a son with family and dogs in 
Binghamton, NY; while another daughter, 
in Leesburg, VA, presented Ruthie her 7th 
grandchild. Besides visiting her sister in 
Seattle, Ruthie sometimes travels with 
Jean Tyree Oseth of Alexandria, VA. 
She missed the March East Coast blizzard 
by being in Honduras, Belize, and Guate- 
mala looking at Maya ruins. Rosemary 
Bjorge Johnson's new home in Madi- 
son, Wl is just right for this part of her life. 
She visited FL, CA and the Black Hills of 
SD, where they had a family reunion. Then 
Brittany and England before Christmas at 
her son's home in Berwyn, PA with a 
daughter and her new family from Minne- 
apolis and another daughter from Denver. 
Helen Cornwell Jones letters from 
Princeton, NJ show her to have regained 
her vitality after her major heart operation 
in '92. Helen and Homer saw Barbara 
Smith Carter, her former roommate, and 
Norm at the Jersey Shore last summer 
Margaret Dowell Kearney drove from 



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McLean, VA to Cleveland Hts., OH for 
short visits witti Eleanor Bosworth 
Badal during 1993, and was a great tielp 
and comfort to all of ttie Badals. 

Anne Waring Lane and tier son. 
Mills Lane IV are still restoring old down- 
town tiouses in Savannah, GA. Annie 
Rocl(well '80 moved to Savannah from 
Dayton, OH and is a wonderful help to 
Anne and to Savannah. At home, Anne 
enjoys her 2 cocker spaniels. Eleanor 
Snow Lea and Tat, like many of us, do 
not travel as far from home as was once 
done. Instead they welcome many visitors 
to their home in Pawlet, VT, but do not 
welcome the many visiting deer in their 
gardens! Jane Bush Long and Gene take 
weekend trips to Jane's sister, Mariana 
Bush King and Bob's home in Avon Park, 
FL - or vice versa. Jane wrote of Marion 
Phinizy Jones' husband being buried in 
Augusta 1 1/93 and also said that Maggie 
Dowell Kearney has been very kind to 
their son, Hugh and his wife and 5 chil- 
dren after they moved to Alexandria, VA. 
Beth Thomas Mason said '93 was a 
good SBC year for her and Tate in Seattle. 
They shared 'good wines' with Margaret 
Royal Davis and Jim. Beth had a 
wonderful 'Ma Bell' visit with Agnes 
Spencer Burke while in Seattle visiting 
her brother: followed by a lovely unex- 
pected visit from Kathleen (Kay) Allen 
Ward from Green Valley, AZ. SBC's lovely 
President Hill and her husband were in 
Seattle to tell the West Coasters about cur 
campus, Beth loved it then, and knows she 
would still love it now. In 2/93, Beth and 
Tate's youngest daughter married by elop- 
ing, with someone they like! The Masons 
later took a "Mississippi Queen" cruise. 

Marion Daudt McBride was fortu- 
nate in Chesterfield, MO during '93's sum- 
mer floods. She was and is high and safe, 
but flood waters were only 1 1/2 miles 
away. Marion and her daughter took a de- 
lightful 10-day trip to Canada. A cruise in 
May took her through the Panama Canal. 
Christmas '93 was spent in Washington, 
DC with her daughter. Martha Janney 
Smith McGowan had 4 days celebrating 
her 75th birthday in Rialto, CA, including 
a stay with Chuck at The Mission Inn in 
Riverside. After a visit in Orlando, FL with 
a daughter. Chuck decided to have a hip 
replacement operation. A Phi Beta Kappa 
granddaughter is in med. school, while 
Martha's youngest is in Italy with her hus- 
band who is stationed there. One of Eliza- 
beth Gockley McLellan and Bob's 
granddaughters was married in Charles- 
ton. Nickie and Bob had 2 nice holidays, 
one at The Homestead, another at The 
Greenbriar. New Year's '93 was spent with 
Ethel {'Butch') GurneyBetz '41. 

The 'Winterthur' Summer '93 Magazine 
had an article about Lois Fernley 
McNeil's opening a gallery in memory of 
her late husband, Henry, containing 
American furniture collected by the 
McNeils. Lois' summers at home in 
Plymouth Meeting, PA are spent in her 
garden of roses and lilies, and winters in 



her orchid greenhouses - with some mid- 
winter mos. in the Bahamas, lishing and 
shelling. She has 13 grandchildren and 
3 great grandchildren, who love to visit. 
Mildred Moon Montague's husband, 
Bill, at 80 is on oxygen now at night. She 
has sciatica, but medication and a cane 
helped her enough so that they could go 
to The Cloisters. An article in the Jr. 
League's magazine of May '92 says that 
Mildred was the first recipient of the Jr. 
League of Chattanooga's 'Elise Chapin 
Moon' (Mildred's mother) Sustainer 
Award. Mildred's community extends from 
her home in Lookout Mountain, TN to 
SBC's. She wrote as soon as she learned 
about the death of a daughter of Martha 
Rector McGee's, in a one-car accident 
on a slippery road, just before Christmas, 
leaving in Greenville, SC a husband and 
3 children. Martha and Bob McGee live in 
Roanoke, VA, not too far from Betty 
Frantz Roberts who also wrote of the 
accident immediately. Betty and Tom are 
enjoying his retirement in Lynchburg, VA 
with their children nearby. A daughter, 
Mary Denton, is prof, of biology at Radford 
Univ., her husband being in microbiology 
research at VPI. Son, Tom, Jr., continues 
in the manufacturing business, founded by 
Betty's lather in 1914, in Salem. These 2 
families provide grandchildren lor Belly 
and Tom to enjoy. 

C.P. Neel has bucked the cancer- 
odds now lor 10 yrs. in Atlanta. Spring '93 
found C.P. in Daytona Beach for 2 mos., 
where she chatted with Mildred Mitchell 
Gillis in Ormond Beach, FL. 'Mickie' was 
unable to meet C.P, for lunch lor health 
reasons. C.P. asks all cancer patients to 
write to her so that she can give them the 
'secret' of mental imagery and to whom to 
write. She stays in contact with Margaret 
Katterjohn McCollum and Katherine 
Hodge Soaper in Henderson, KY, and 
hears thai Mary Lee Settle Tazewell is 
a fantastic professor at UVA. Louise 
Partrick Newton and Francis were in 
Italy again for the academic (Duke Univ.) 
year 1992-93, in Cassino. Francis finished 
his Magnus Opus on the Monte Cassino 
scriptorium in the 11th century. Louise 
works on Latin and Arabic mss. for him. 
Their work took them to Germany and 
to Istanbul where they hoped that Martha 
Dabney Jones '29 could join them. 
Dorothy Campbell O'Connor misses 
the SBC Club in Westchester. Dottie and 
Bill have 15 grandchildren and still go to 
FL regularly. Their eldest daughter adopted 
a baby boy from Paraguay. 

Carrlngton Lancaster Pasco is 
still 'on her feet'! as is her husband. They 
travel and enjoy their 12 grandchildren and 
2 grands in or near Richmond, VA. Ann 
Adamson Taylor moved from her his- 
torical home but still lives in Baltimore. 
Ann plans to stay at 3900 North Charles 
St., Apt. 202, through the elections of '94 
as she is still active in the Republican 
Party. Eventually she will go back to Rich- 
mond and to a retirement home. Her 
daughter still travels the world. Always 



good to hear from Helen W. Taylor, 

M.D., now settled in a retirement 
place in Norfolk, VA. Ellen McClintock 
Templeton is still ecstatic about her 
newly-built home on a hill facing the Ruby 
Mts. in NV, where she is becoming active 
in Elko's town activities. Her son and his 
wife also live in Elko. Her daughter lives 
in Sacramento, CA, and works for the state. 
In winter, Ellen goes to San Diego. Evelyn 
Williams Turnbull is still hostessing' at 
the Miller Center for Public Affairs, and 
walking her big dogs in Charlottesville, VA. 

Active Irene Vongehr Vincent has 
knee problems. Physiotherapy has helped 
but the rains have not, living as they do on 
Bainbridge Island, WA. Irene remains op- 
timistic, though, and lor her husband, 
John, recovering after 8 wks. of radiation 
for 'early' cancer detection. Irene still has 
yrly. reunions with her China h.s. class- 
mates, and sees their children in CT, WA, 
and CA. I can't keep up with Ann Conant 
Weaver with her several houses! She 
moved into the one in Denver tor the win- 
ter from Grand Lake, CO. Anne got rid of 
her snowmobile and sailboats and doesn't 
expect to ski much as her hands have 
'given out'. She goes Elderhosteling fre- 
quently Emory Gill Williams, our Class 
President, and her retired surgeon hus- 
band spend summers at their place in ME. 
Emory, with Polly Boze Glascock are 
the Richmond Community Campaign Co- 
chairmen for the SBC fund-raising. Emory 
enjoys working with Polly, who is so well- 
organized and helpful. Christmas with the 
Williams' large family, plus a 50th b'day 
party for their oldest, Dabney Williams 
McCoy '65, was a most busy affair. Emory 
and Carrington plan a Scandinavian trip in 
Aug. Cynthia Noland Young and Karl 
left their home in Southport, NC for their 
former one in CT. A son and his wife in 
Boulder, CO gave the Youngs a new grand- 
child 1/94. 

Laurence and I still enjoy puttering 
around our home and garden and giving a 
helping hand to his companies, for which 
our son, John, is now the president. We 
had several family reunions; 2 out East, 1 
here at home and another with our daugh- 
ter and her 3, now down south in MS on 
the Gull Coast. Our son and his wife, 
Laurence and I flew there to bring a little 
Santa Claus joy while her husband was 
deployed to the Naval Base in Spain as the 
CO., until 2/94. Our eldest grandson, 
Brian at 1 6, earned his Eagle Seoul Award, 
and is lollowing in his grandfather's steps 
by winning many track races. The other 2, 
ages 10 and 3, are bright and full of the old 
dickens. 

Please continue to keep in touch so 
that we can all keep in touch with each 
other and with SBC. May peace be with 
you all and good health. 



1944 



President: Louise Smith Barry 
Secretary: Helen Gravatt Watt 
Fund Agent: Sydney Holmes Bales 

It's hard to believe that by the time 
this newsletter is published we'll have 
celebrated our 50lh Reunion! 

First, some sad news. Anne Mitchell 
Betty died last April. I know we all send 
our sympathy to her family. 

The mini-reunion in Savannah in 
March was a great success, from all ac- 
counts. Anita Lippitt Clay, the hostess, 
was ably assisted by Peggy Gordon 
Seller, whose former home is now open 
to the public as the birthplace of Juliette 
Gordon Low, Peggy's aunt and the founder 
of the Girl Scouts. Soon after the reunion 
Anita lett for Argentina to visit her son. 
Peggy and husband Bob's daughter, Mar- 
garet, was married in June to Hovey Brock, 
an artist, and son Robin and his wife, who's 
an Episcopal priest, have adopted a baby 
girl, bringing much joy to the whole family. 

"Mugsie" Abrash Shapiro is still 
active in helping Russian newcomers to 
Richmond learn English as a second lan- 
guage. She visited the Holocaust Museum 
in Washington and thinks it "a must for 
anyone's education - spiritual and aca- 
demic." She and her husband plan to visit 
England in May Dotty Bradley Arnold 
had a busy year attending creative writing 
classes at the U. of KY. Between writing, 
teaching Sunday School, bed and break- 
fast and boards, she enjoys her children 
and grandchildren. She visited Janet 
Staples Munt in VT last summer and is 
now in FL for the winter. Also in FL are 
Margy Brendlinger Robinson and 
Walt, after celebrating Christmas with a big 
family reunion - 16 in all, with 6 under the 
age of 5. Millie Brenizer Lucas's grand- 
daughter, Emily Hubert, was married 10/ 
19 in Richmond to Charles Dubose of 
Charlotte I saw Virginia Burgess 
Struhsaker in CA in Aug. and she keeps 
as busy as ever with volunteer work. She 
and Mimi Etheridge Wood both regret 
having to miss Reunion because of long- 
planned trips at that time. Helen Crump 
Cutler's children are scattered far and 
wide. She and Jack still get to London 
twice a year and keep a small flat there 
which their children and grandchildren 
love to squeeze into at vacation times. 

Ellen Boyd Duval Miller and Billy 
had both children home for Christmas, 
plus son Read's English bride. We had 
lunch with E.B. and Billy in early Dec. and 
enjoyed seeing them in Lexington when 
Billy attended a meeting to plan for his 
50th reunion at Washington and Lee. 
Nancy Eagles O'Bannon and Whit had 
a wonderful cruise last spring from San 
Diego through the Panama Canal. Both she 
and Whit had major operations last year, 
but are fine now and recently enjoyed a trip 
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Vallery took the SBC trip to Italy 5/93 and 
enjoyed it greatly. "Longe" visited tier in 
FL last Marcti and ttiey mini-mini-reuned 
with Brad and Janet Staples Munt. Betty 
Farinholt Cockrill and Jim's grand- 
daughter interviewed at W&L and Bill en- 
joyed seeing them. Betty Haverty Smith 
and Alex' youngest child, Bill, was married 
in Nov. to another writer in Flat Rock, NC. 
Bill owns and publishes a small newspa- 
per, is on the staff of a magazine and also 
tree-lances. Alex plans to retire in June 
Alice Hepburn Puleston's granddaugh- 
ter (18) Sings and her grandson (11) is a 
formidable hockey and soccer player, and 
Grandma loves to listen and watch! 

Martha Lee Hoffman IVIcCoy and 
Mac's most exciting news is the birth of a 
granddaughter, Corinne Sheffield McCoy 
in Oct. in Roanoke, where Corinne's father 
practices hematology and oncology. 
Louise Konsberg Noll and Bill s oldest 
grandson, David, is a sr. at American U. 
in Washington. Son Bill and his family live 
in Allendale, NJ and daughter Penny and 
hers live in Cazenovia, NY where Penny is 
director of Cazenovia Children's House, a 
child care center Persis Ladd Herold 
writes that her welcome was so warm at 
our 45th Reunion that she hopes to get 
back for our 50th. Also planning to be with 
us are Babe Loveland Swanbeck and 
Ray Ellie Lament Trippe and her hus- 
band enjoy life on the Eastern Shore and 
travel quite a bit, but can't wait to get home 
to the grandbabies and dogs. Alice 
Lancaster Buck and Pete had a busier 
than usual year, chairing events for the 
25th anniv. of the Church of the Apostles, 
for which they also wrote the official history. 
In July they had a wonderful 10-day cruise 
on the QE II along the coast of Nonway, and 
in Aug. a family gathering at Smith Moun- 
tain Lake. Alice and Pete are both involved 
in premarital counseling and Alice heads 
the Women's ministry at their church. 

Paulett Long Taggart and Ganson 
attended the mini-reunion in Savannah 
and then traveled on to the Florida Keys. 
In the spring Peggy and Bob Seller visited 
the Taggarts in their new home. Last year 
marked the 20th anniv. of Paulett's 
Winchester Drama Workshop, which was 
celebrated with a demonstration and 
party Frances Longino Schroder and 
Hughes enjoyed several family reunions 
with their children in Atlanta. The first get- 
together occurred during the March bliz- 
zard - no heat for 57 hrs! Eleanor 
Goodspeed Abbott sold her house and 
is living in an apartment temporarily, while 
waiting for her new retirement home to be 
finished. "Goodie" welcomed a grand- 
daughter, Alison Abbott, and has talked on 
the phone with Marge Eggers Perry and 
Pat Stickney. Marge and Ray Perry cel- 
ebrated their 50th wedding anniv., and Pat 
is about to embark on a trip to Japan. 
Phyllis Tenney Dowd and Herb moved 
into their new retirement home in Chapel 
Hill and are delighted with it. Less pleas- 
ing was the trauma of selling their house 
in Reston and reducing their belongings 



for "down-sizing." But it's a real plus to be 
done with lawnmower, rake and shovel! 

Sloan Hawkins Ward and Si wel- 
comed a new granddaughter, the child of 
their daughter Lisa, SB '80. Sloan and Si 
will be going to Australia and New Zealand 
the first of May, but hope to be with us for 
part of Reunion at least. They plan to move 
to a retirement complex in Tryon, NC in 
about a year Kay Mensing Teitgen and 
Ralph had a memorable and exciting time 
at the Rose Bowl. Kay says the whole thing 
was beyond her every expectation. They've 
gone to FL for 2 mos, and plan to combine 
Ralph's 50th reunion and ours during a trip 
East in May Ann Moore Remington 
spent a weekend with Jane Rice 
McPherson and says she's having a great 
time in Indianapolis. Ann still travels as 
much as possible-cruises preferred. Pat 
Whitaker Waters reports that all is well 
with her family-their 4 children and 7 
grandchildren are all thriving. Jinnie 
Noyes Plllsbury attended a 24-day 
Elderhostel in Turkey in Feb. - 
archeologically oriented and very interest- 
ing. In April she travelled to Nicaragua and 
in Nov. took part in an Elderhostel in Po- 
land, a service project with Global Volun- 
teers teaching English to adult students - 
all of them eager, she reports. 

Murrell Richards Chadsey spent 
Christmas with her younger son, Lee 
Bowden, at the hotel he manages in 
Manchester, VT accompanied by her older 
son, Garrett. Ricky plans a trip to Japan in 
April. Jean Ryan Kehl and Bill planned 
to spend Christmas in San Antonio and 
were looking forward to the missions and 
various festivities. Marian Shanley 
Jacobs and Bill survived the flood of the 
century, but Des Moines was hard hit. They 
hauled water from their swimming pool to 
the house and drank bottled water for al- 
most a month. In Oct. they attended Bill's 
50th reunion at Virginia Seminary, where 
the Archbishop of Canterbury was guest 
speaker. They welcomed their first grand- 
son, William Phelps Jacobs, in Nov. Sally 
Skinner Behnke's riding career came to 
an abrupt halt after a bad fall. She's line 
now and keeps busy raising money for the 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
and other projects. Adeline Taylor 
Nunez writes that her health is improving 
and she's getting back to gardening. 
Louise Smith Barry and Sydney 
Holmes Bales drove down together to 
Alumnae Council in Oct. Also there for our 
Alumnae Reunion committee meeting were 
Sally Anderson Bowley, Barbara 
Duncombe Stoup, Phyllis Tenney 
Dowd, Jean Blanton Murphy, Emily 
Ann Wilkins Mason, Jinnie Noyes 
Plllsbury and me. We attended various 
ceremonies and enjoyed being back on 
campus. Louise had just returned from 
hiking in the Austrian Alps and thought the 
Blue Ridge looked much friendlier and 
more accessible. 

Libby Vaughan Bishop went East in 
Oct, to NYC and NH for a flower arranging 
workshop and witnessed "a glorious New 



England autumn." Marjorie Willetts 
Maiden and a friend joined "Dykie" 
Watts Fournler and Paul on a voyage 
down the Mississippi last summer - great 
fun! "Fence" Williams Gookin and Ri- 
chard had a busy year. He served as Act- 
ing U.S. Chiel of Protocol for the first 7 
mos. of the yr. They had a lovely business/ 
pleasure trip to Puerto Rico in March and 
the usual family holiday at the Cape in 
July. Also a great trip to England where 
they visited family in Nonwich and toured 
castles and gardens in Yorkshire. 
"Snookle" Woods Williamson and 
Rush are en|oying their retirement village 
in Waverly, OH more each year. They at- 
tended 2 Elderhostels in the U.S. last 
sprmg. "Tee" Tift Porter talked to Tina 
White Murray and Wilhemlna Cullen 
Robertson on the phone for the first time 
in 49 years in the course of her duties as 
one of our Reunion Gifts Chairmen. Other 
co-chairmen are Mary Jane Brock and 
Jean Blanton Murphy. 

Bill and I had planned a Mississippi 
River cruise last summer, too, but the flood 
re-routed us to the Tennessee and Ohio 
rivers on the Mississippi Queen. We also 
enjoyed visiting our younger son, Bill, and 
his wile in Colorado Springs. 



1948 



President: Eleanor Potts Snodgrass 
Secretary: Maddin Lupton McCallie 
Fund Agents: Meon Bower 
Harrison, Martha Davis Barnes, 
Anne Ryland Ricks Griffin 

A real alpenglow emanates from the 
cards and letters from our classmates who 
got back to The Patch for our fascinating 
45th or a sincere sadness pervades the 
messages from those who were unable to 
attend last May, Since so many of us are 
celebrating our 50th reunion from h.s., 
let's begin to build up steam for 1998! II 
we had not just gotten back in our grooves 
in Oct. we would all have gone back to see 
our Ann Samford Upchurch be named 
Alumna of the Year and see the dedication 
of the Samuel Upchurch wing and then 
hear Ann's twin doctor daughters speak at 
the convocation. A note from Ann de- 
scribes it as "the greatest honor I have ever 
gotten" and she sends her thanks to class 
buddies Pottsie Snodgrass, Wayne 
Stokes Goodall, Peggy Sheffield 
Martin and Tom, Liz Barbour McCrea, 
Jane Luke, Vi Whitehead Morse, 
Meon Bower Harrison as well as all 3 
of her children and 9 grands who gave her 
moral support as she faced a chapel full of 
faculty and students. Ann is busy raising and 
selling cattle and working with the admin- 
istration of the Amateur Golf Association. 

Wayne Stokes Goodall agreed with 
Ann that it was "a glorious occasion, beau- 
tiful weather, warm hospitality at the Inn 
and we were all a proud group there to 
honor our generous classmate." Jane 



Luke spoke of reunion as "one of 1993's 
happiest gatherings topped off by The 
Founders Day dedication of the Upchurch 
wing." Jane plans a Feb. trip to New 
Zealand and a June return to the Cape. 
Meon Bower Harrison tells of their 
swapping houses lor a mo. with a couple 
in England whom they got to know at a 
Southern Cathedral Choir Festival in 1990. 
Some of the Harrison children joined them 
for driving about the English countryside 
before they went to Germany for a 10 mo. 
study. Meon is still Recording tor the Blind 
in between chasing deer and squirrels off 
their Fox Run Lane in Charlottesville. Vi 
Whitehead Morse and Walter celebrated 
their 45th anniv. and had all 4 daughters, 
3 husbands and 4 grands at Christmas. Vi 
delighted in seeing her grands sledding 
down the Amherst hills she enjoyed as a 
child. Our energetic class president 
Eleanor Potts Snodgrass does not 
miss an opportunity to stay in touch with 
classmates so we know she will run into 
some at the Garden Club ol America meet- 
ing in HI after she and Strib spend Feb. and 
March near Delray FL. She'll be at her Na- 
tional Cathedral School's 50th too. 

Liz Graves Perkinson and children 
spent Christmas in Venezuela and learned 
that daughter Gigi planned to marry with 
brother Jon following suit 6 wks. later! 
Pottsie and McCall Henderson 
Revercomb attended Gigi s Marguer- 
ite Rucker Ellett claims that reunions 
are abundant with her St. Catherine's and 
Taz's VMI. The Elletts plan a trip to England 
in early summer. We always enjoy hearing 
that Helen Pender Withers and Burks 
have joined the Elletts for sharing mutual 
grandchildren in Alexandria. Martha 
Mansfield Clement writes of her plea- 
sure in a new townhouse in Alexandria 
near grandkids and city lights. She sees 
Nancy Vaughn Kelly weekly at church 
and enjoyed the Sweet Briar "do" at the 
National Press Club last fall with Audrey 
Lahman Rosselot and Liz Barbour 
McCrea. Ginny Wurzbach Vardy so 
loves children that she continues to teach 
3 days a wk. and plans to volunteer after 
she does retire. A June trip to CA and a 
July Elderhostel are planned after getting 
good health reports. Kax Berthier 
McKelway and John give thanks for good 
health and for a summer drive about Scot- 
land with their 2 daughters. 

Patty Trangott Rouse and Jim are 
still working full time at the Enterprise 
Foundation. They plan to be in Norfolk for 
the wedding of one of Indie Lindsay 
Bilisoly's daughters Betsy Anderson 
Gorrell and Woodrow leave their winter 
storm damage in St. Albans, WV and set 
out in their RV for the Carolinas, AL, TX 
and AZ. Betsy's mother now lives in a re- 
tirement home in Roanoke and her sister 
lives nearby so that is a place they visit. 
Ewy Sharp Vidal, a faithful and fasci- 
nating contributor to this space, regrets 
missing reunion but reports on her trav- 
els in '93 with her "Significant Other" - 
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of a tormer beau who was a French Count 
and is now a Duke, then on to Paris and 
Geneva (or another triend's birthday, then 
on to AZ, New England, CA, from San 
Francisco to Palm Springs. Back home she 
is still an Executive with the crystal com- 
pany Durand International and restoring 
pre-civil war houses in IVIauricetown, NJ. 

Connie Hancock Getman and 
Albert are comfortably situated in their 
winterized summer home in Cazenovia, 
NY, where they enjoy "country living" with 
golf, cross-country skiing, volunteering, 
traveling, and welcoming an 8th grand- 
child Closey Faulkner Dickey and Whit 
spent spring sailing in the Caribbean on 
their Wendelen, All their children have vis- 
ited either on the boat or at their NH place 
and the Dickeys welcomed a 4th grand. 
July they worked for garden tour time then 
sailed the (VIE coast. Sept, focused on a 
camping trip in son Lawrence's camper 
van on the Olympic Peninsula. Closey has 
made good progress with her injured knee 
and is back on skis again. For Whit's birth- 
day and their 40th wedding anniv. their 6 
children have given them a trip to Africa. 
Closey did hate to miss reunion but Whit 
needed his first mate. 

Ann Orr Savage from Pawlet VT re- 
ported the loss of a dear brother-in-law 
and 2 close friends since reunion, but Oct. 
brought a trip to Europe and a loaned flat 
in Paris for 3 weeks which gave them free- 
dom to look up old friends from the time 
they lived in Paris. Jane Ransom Gray's 
card describes reunion as "fantastic, 
and looking forward to 50th" as the 
Grays escape CT winters by going to FL. 
Also reporting from CT Judy Perkins 
Llewellyn as they plan to leave 
Farmington for winter at Kiawah Island, 
SO. Norman and Judy planned a Christ- 
mas visit to Charlotte to see their children 
From Cohasset MA a card from Molly 
Coulter Bowditch. Phil and she summer 
on Little Cranberry Island near Mt. Desert 
and then do such things as 2 trips to the 
People's Republic of China where Phil 
does consulting and IVIolly teaches En- 
glish. (Our SBC really equipped us to do 
many different things!) IVIolly retired from 
her small interior decorating business. 
Faith Mattison's card from last yr. says 
she had retired as administrator of the 
IVIooselaukee Health Center but still vol- 
unteers as a consultant. 

Ann Paxson Gail had a wonderful 
Turkey Day in Boulder with 8 of her fam- 
ily. She keeps in touch by phone with Bea 
Backer Simpson and Eve Godchaux 
Hirsch. What close friends we still have 
after 50 yearsi Ann got an Oct. visit with 
Jane Shoesmith Newcombe when at 
a reading conference in Hyannis on chil- 
dren witti learning disabilities. Eve had a 
trip to NY with museum visits and a con- 
cert with Placido Domingo at The IVIet. 
Also from LA Malloy Wright Warren 
regrets she could not make the 45th but 
promises to attend our 50th. Pat Goldin 
Harrsch from IVIadison Wl thanks Pottsie 
for her newsy communique but joins many 



others in wanting an identification of the 
class picture - 'tho we are all beautiful, 
who is who?? Pat is grateful for good 
health and the opportunity to volunteer and 
audit classes at Univ. of Wl, Their children 
live in Ml so they keep in close touch. Jo 
Neal Peregrine, from Frankfort, Ml says 
that "being recycled in their new retirement 
community" goes well with hospital board 
meetings, school volunteering and a 
planned mid-winter visit to PA for the birth 
of a granddaughter Caroline Haskell 
Simpson is "definitely not retired as she 
is a volunteer in the arts and social fields, 
is busily knitting, quilting and LEARNING, 
LEARNING, LEARNING!" Bruce is retired 
but still does consulting and arbitration 
work. Their 4 sons seem to be teachers, 
bankers, and one is job hunting after get- 
ting his degree at 36. 

Harriotte Bland Coke Beckwith 
and Al's 4th wedding anniv, is 5/94. She 
is still working but they travel a lot in 
Al's plane. Her "children are busy raising 
children-all is well-life is very good." 
Caroline Rankin Mapother thinks re- 
union was such fun it should last over a 
longer weekend. Caroline joined Martha 
Mansfield Clement and Peggy 
Sheffield Martin for the SBC weekend 
in Baltimore plus a day long outing 
in Annapolis, The reason that Ruthie 
Faulkner Howe did not come from 
Longmont CO to reunion was that she was 
"walking in Cornwall - 60 miles in 5 days." 
They plan to do the Cotswolds the same 
way next yr. As a grandmother she recom- 
mends Disney World tor your 13 and 11 
yr. olds. Your scribe had a wonderful 
phone visit while visiting in Kansas City 
with Ann Porter Mullen We shared 
some thoughts over the fact that we both 
have lost sons in recent years. Ann is still 
slowed by the complications of some lung 
surgery but hopes to get on skis soon. Her 
husband is still a busy lawyer and her 
married daughter lives away from KC. 

Jane Miller Wright our CA corre- 
spondent and Howard have started build- 
ing their house in Bend OR which their son 
Rick designed. She claims it will be a 
"geriatric house with a lap pool" but they 
still cruise the coasts and went to Cape 
Breton, British Columbia and Baja after 
reunion. From Hickory NC Martha Frye 
Nye sent an account of the Nye and Terry 
lamilies-Bill's children and hers. Bill cel- 
ebrated his 75th birthday and his 50th year 
of ordination as a minister the whole year 
long with their trip to Spain, Morocco, the 
Canary Islands and Lisbon 2/93 to an Aug. 
gathering of 10 of their children, spouses 
and 1 6-wk. old grand on a Caribbean 
cruise. The height of that trip was Bill Nye's 
baptism of the baby Christian Renard Terry 
in the ship's bar. Bill Nye seems to be 
mended from his cardiac problems. 
Vickie Brock Badrow and Ned moved 
from Flint Ml to Chapel Hill. He had hip 
replacement surgery and Vickie had a yr. 
of improving from a breast tumor. The 
Badrows have a great granddaughter 
whom they visit in CA. Westray Boyce 



Nicholas and Roy are driving from their 
Johns Island SO home across country to 
see their son Stacy in Manhattan Beach 
CA Martha Sue Skinner Logan from 
Tampa was so disappointed not to make 
reunion but declares that none of us has 
changed in 5 yrs. according to the class 
picture. The Logans traveled to the South- 
west and summer at Cashiers NC. Martha 
Sue reports that Marge McCallum 
Anderson is also a great grandmother in 
Winter Park FL. A cheery "hello" from Au- 
gusta from Mary Barrett Robertson. 
Suzanne Hardy Beaufort Benson and 
Cam did their Christmas in Key West 
but he took a little plug-in tree to have a 
touch of Christmas in each hotel room. 
They visited Juanita Minchew Faulk 
Robinson and her husband Arthur in 
Thomasville on their way south. Suzanne's 
daughters Zanne and Bon are still very 
active with the Augusta Ballet. 

Martha Davis Barnes is an inspi- 
ration with her enthusiasm for traveling to 
Tecote Mexico for her first time at a fitness 
spa where she participated in every activ- 
ity even Tai Chi. Martha's children, 
spouses and 6 grands had a family 
houseparty 7/93 at Topsail in Destin FL. 
Since Martha had broken her wrist at ten- 
nis she was waited on by her children. Ann 
Rowland Tuck from Nashville says that 
2 outstanding trips in '93 leave her ready 
to travel closer to home. One was an 
Elderhostel to Assisi and the hill country 
of Italy and the other was her church choir 
tour to Moscow, St. Petersburg, with 7 
concerts given. Liz Bramham Lee has 
had health problems with 4 operations but 
she's "ready to hit the road now". We do 
hope she's doing some of that by now. 
Twink Elliott Sockwell and her daugh- 
ter Helen Holmes were in a serious acci- 
dent 11/15 resulting in knee surgery, a 
wheelchair and now a walker tor Twink. 
Prior to that the traveling Sockwells did the 
Tetons, Yellowstone and the wonderful 
Buffalo Bill Cody Museum in Cody, WY. 
A note from long unheard-from Allen 
Hobbs Capps gives a new Cleveland MS 
address which is temporary while she and 
Charles build a new house. 

As your scribe read all your cards and 
letters and vicariously traveled the world I 
was spending a week in Kansas City "sitting" 
(Who ever coined that word lor taking care 
of grandchildren?) with our 3 grands who 
have moved from Boston to Stilwell KS. I 
did enjoy having these excerpts to put to- 
gether (and even could have reminisced 
about our 10-day trip on the Amazon last 
summer). The pleasure of being needed as 
a grandparent far outweighs any flights of 
fancy or envy one could possibly have for 
a different kind of existence. Thank you for 
responding and let's do keep in touch as 
the years roll along. 



1952 



President: Sue Judd Silcox 
Secretary: Leila Booth Morris 
Fund Agent: Anne Hoagland Kelsey 

Many thanks for your newsy notes. I 
had to condense but I loved each and ev- 
ery one . The Alumnae Office reported 
Mollie McCurdy Taylor's death in 
March '93 after the '52 column was writ- 
ten. She suffered a massive stroke and a 
memorial service was held for her in Little 
Compton RL We shall miss her as she was 
an active member of our class. This is the 
only sad news that I received. 

Frances Street Smith and Gordon 
met Brookey Morris Parrott and Mary 
John Ford Gilchrist and their husbands 
in Sanibel FL 2/93 for a wk. Brookey and 
Mary John had both been in Frances and 
Gordon's wedding 43 yrs. ago. Brookey 
and Jack also visited them in Chattanooga 
where they all toured the new aquarium. 
Frances and Gordon were in Jackson Hole 
WY with part of their family last summer, 
then the 2 of them went to Scandinavia and 
St Petersburg Ruth Edgerton Boyer 
opened a large consignment business in 
1981 in Goldsboro NC after a career as a 
teacher in the community college. The 
business is still growing and it operates 7 
days a wk. Ruth, Mary Boyd Ronald and 
Clara McDonald Bass visited Nancy 
Trask Wood in her historic home in 
Edenton NC 4/93. How wonderful that our 
classmates hold mini-reunions with each 
other. Mary Boyd and Bill also visited Ruth 
in Oct. "out of their way" to the Ronald's 
winter home on Captiva Is. FL. Ruth has 3 
daughters and 4 grandchildren. 

Donna Reese Godwin still leads 
our class with 19 grandchildren - 3 new 
granddaughters this yrl Her youngest child 
moved to Gaithersburg MD where he is on 
a video production crew at Gallaudet Univ. 
in DC. She hopes to drive from Jackson 
MS in the spring after husband George's 
retirement and they will visit classmates 
Ellen Galey Scher and Laura Radford 
Goley en route. Laura and Ellen got to- 
gether last summer in Ashville NC. They 
talked nonstop and went antiquing to- 
gether. Laura also mentioned a reunion in 
VA this spring with Donna and Ellen. 
Benita Phinizy Johnson's husband 
retired and they have been tripping - 
Panama. Costa Rica with the American 
Horticultural Society, Yorkshire, and the 
Pacific Northwest. She still does volun- 
teering and a little piano teaching. Son 
William and wife are at the Bavarian Acad- 
emy in Munich but the whole family were 
in Atlanta for Christmas. Jean Caldwell 
Marchant writes from HI. Their first 
grandchild is due in April. They are a little 
behind as their son swore he would always 
be a bachelor but a great gal came along 
and snared him at last. Luckily they live in 
HI. Jean travels often. Last yr. they went on 
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does lots of horsey things - judging, horse 
show worl<, and teaching. She and her 32 
yr, old horse are growing old together! She 
also volunteers at the humane society and 
at a children's environmental education 
center. Sally Gearhart is ecstatically re- 
tired from 40 years of college teaching and 
administration - but not from politics! She 
lives in a northern California community 
of women and is at work on another novel. 
GInge Sheaff LIddel retired from her 
paralegal |0b and enjoys volunteer and 
church work plus family. She has 5 grand- 
sons and 1 granddaughter and all but 
one live within an hour's drive. Harriet 
Thayer Elder, in Ashville NC hikes in 
the mountains, leads meditation groups, 
works as a therapist in a wonderful 
old Victorian building, sees her family 
often and loves being a grandma. Grace 
Wallace Brown's son had his first son 
in Aug. and their daughter her first daugh- 
ter in Oct. so the 2 have kept Gracie 
busy grandmothering. Sue Bassewltz 
Mentzinger and Bob had such a great 
time at the 40th reunion and are looking 
forward to the next one. We hope al I of you 
will put that on your calendar for 1 997! Sue 
planned a visit with Miss Ivluncy (who is 
as much fun as ever) when they visit Sue's 
daughter in Rl Polly Plumb deSutts 
continues to work on PA Ave. in the down- 
town DC public schools administrative 
offices. She is on the board of SNHA which 
keeps track of the Shenandoah National 
Park, her first love. She is also on the 
board of the Children's Education Founda- 
tion, Inc. dedicated to helping inner city 
children. She has 8 grandchildren and 
she married John Spaulding in 1982 but 
still goes by the deButts name. Peggy 
Nelson Harding continues with her CPA 
business. She enjoys gardening and bowl- 
ing. Her older son, wife and 2 children 
moved from CA to Wilmington NC so now 
her whole family is on the East coast. Their 
daughter and younger son and their fami- 
lies live in the DC/VA area. Husband Nort 
still teaches a class at the Northern VA 
Community College. Pat Layne Winks 
made a major job change. She went from 
a leisurely nonprofit job to a very-much- 
for-profit position with U.S. Behavioral 
Health, the mental health/chemical 
dependency insurance component of 
Traveler's. She still sees private clients in 
the evening. Her 4 children are all doing 
well. She went to NYC last spring to visit 
her sons and had a delightful reunion with 
Anne Whittingham Smith, Susan 
Hobson McCord and Sue Bassewltz 
Mentzinger and also saw Sue Otis Th- 
ompson. Anne Pope Wells still lives 
in Jackson MS. She has 7 grandchildren. 
Two of her children live close by and the 
others live in Ivlemphis and Boston which 
gives them good reason to travel. 

Anne Hoagland Kelsey sent a pic- 
ture taken in Dallas in Oct. when Gail Hall 
Swearingen. Mary Gesler Hanson, 
Mary Grafe Warren, Nell Dumas 
Lynch, and Anne got together for lunch - 
did you see it in the spring alumnae maga- 



zine? Anne had a glorious trip to CA, HI, 
CO, and TX. She had summer visits from 
3 little grandchildren at Cape Cod and at 
the Jersey Shore. She claims golf is a high 
priority and her handicap is gently declin- 
ing. Anne winters in Vero Beach PL and 
she hopes to gather classmates for lun- 
cheon before she returns to NY where she 
will see our CT and NY classmates. She 
got together with Polly Plumb deButts 
last summer at Wrightsville Beach NC dur- 
ing a family reunion. Sue Judd Silcox 
and Jack had a 7-wk trip through Europe 
in the fall to celebrate their 40th wedding 
anniv. - England, Scotland, Germany and 
Switzerland. She has gotten out of most of 
her volunteer work and has more time to 
garden, read, and even play bridge. They 
planned a trip to CA after Christmas to see 
that branch of the family. Sue, as our class 
president, wants us all to think about our 
45fh reunion in IVlay of 1997. Mary Lois 
Miller Carroll and Hugh stopped by SBC 
last tall when the campus was alive with 
color. I find that we all appreciate the 
beauty of the campus more now than we 
did as students. Her children live in the DC 
area and she has one grandchild there. 
Mary Lois and Hugh winter on the FL west 
coast at New Port Richey and have a time 
share on the FL east coast. They summer 
in upstate NY. They are both retired so 
enjoy lots of projects plus time for golf. 

Elizabeth Stamp who lives in Ox- 
ford, England, visited our west coast last 
spring for the first time since '52 when 
she went with Linda Brackett and Holly 
Hillas after graduation. She went on a 
Smithsonian-organized natural history and 
whale watching trip down the Baja coast - 
a trip of a lifetime. She also visited Anne 
Sheffield Hale '54 in Atlanta right after our 
March blizzard when Anne had to cook for 
friends and neighbors on an open fire 
when she had no power for 24 hours. 
Elizabeth retired in '91 and visited Holly 
Hillas Hammond in ME. Elizabeth is 
vice-chair for a new training organization 
for Third World agencies (INTRAC) and 
chair of the Lifestyle Movement. She still 
keeps busy with writing and editing. 
Louise Warfield Stump promises to be 
at our 45th reunion and is already persuad- 
ing her cohorts to come. She is still busy 
with horses and gardens and running 
things. Her daughter, the mother of 3 girls, 
is a very successful trainer of timber and 
brush horses. Her son is in Seattle teach- 
ing 5 yr olds. Pat Beach Thompson 
played Elsa von Grossen-kneuten in the 
play "Musical Comedy Murders of 1940". 
She went to Egypt, Greece and Spain and 
keeps busy working on the herb garden at 
the John Jay Homestead in Kafonah NY as 
well as her gardens in Mt Kisco and on 
their farm in Millerton NY. One son was on 
an archeological expedition in Israel and 
another is pursuing a film career in FL. Her 
daughters are both home-schooling their 
children. Jo Bierhaus Barrow enjoys 
her 4 grandsons now that she is retired. 
She has told her children to THINK PINK 
if there are any more grandchildren on the 



way Ann Forster Dooley and Jim are 

moving from DC to Charlottesville where 
they have bought a townhouse in a retire- 
ment community. New address: 590 
Mockingbird Way 22901. Ginger 
Dreyfus Karren has a Bed & Breakfast 
business at her home, 1 Lincoln Plaza 
NYC, so if you need a home tor a few days, 
call her - but be sure to reserve early. 

Joanne Holbrook Patton still 
heads Patton Consulting Services but is 
cutting back a little on her business lite. 
She and their farm manager's wife created 
and published The Green Meadows Farm 
Cookbook last summer featuring only what 
they grew and sold at the Farm Stand. A 
supplement is planned for next summer as 
if was such a success. In Sept. George had 
hip replacement surgery in time to cel- 
ebrate with a big family gathering for his 
70th birthday on Christmas Eve. Son Bob's 
book, a multigenerational history of the 
Patton family, is to be published by Ran- 
dom House-Crown in the spring of '94. 
Helen is a teaching grad student in theater 
directing at Northwestern U. Nancy 
Hamel Clark had exciting news. Her 
daughter, Ann Clark, was chosen National 
Principal of the Year for 1994. The an- 
nouncement was made in DC Jan 26th at 
the Press Club breakfast and there was a 
dinner in Ann's honor. Nancy and Blake 
were proudly in attendance. Ann was also 
to appear on "The Today Show" and "Good 
morning America". Son Jim. the Andy 
Griffith enthusiast, has another cookbook 
out - this time on Gilligan's Island - and 
has 2 other books in the works. Nancy saw 
Katie Mountcastle Babcock when Katie 
was visiting Carma Lindsay Burton in 
Linville NC. Nancy was a delegate to her 
Episcopal Diocesan Convention to elect a 
new bishop. She talked to Mary Bailey 
Izard at that time. Mary and her husband 
spend a lot of time in the Bozeman MT 
area. Nancy is trying to keep the "aging 
parts" in working order with tennis, croquet, 
and aquacize. Nancy keeps in contact with 
Janet Graham Scott whose husband 
Ken has won international recognition for 
his work in botany having developed a dis- 
ease-resistant type of wheat. 

While on a trip to DC and VA in Jan. 
Jim and I stopped by Sweet Briar. I visited 
the new Boxwood Alumnae House which 
was the Boxwood Inn in our day. It was 
dedicated 10/93. The Florence Elston Inn 
has been doubled in size and has 24 mo- 
tel-like rooms tor visitors. The campus 
looked lovely in spite of being in the 
middle of a Jan. deep freeze. Jim and I 
traveled a lot this year. We flew to MT and 
then drove up to Banff and Lake Louise in 
Aug. Later we had an extended trip from 
San Diego to Seattle. Christmas was spent 
at Fort Leavenworth KS where we also 
stayed with 2 small grandsons for 6 days 
while their parents went skiing. We just 
returned from visiting our 3 VA grandchil- 
dren in time for me to prepare for my 
Spring Doncaster showing plus compile 
this newsletter. I have loved getting news 
from you. Do keep in touch. 



1956 



President: Carolyn Dickinson Tynes 
Secretaries: Meredith Smyth 
Grider, Macie Clay Nichols 
Fund Agent: Ann Stevens Allen 

Would you believe that most of our 
notes are talking retirement, grandchil- 
dren, moving into smaller houses, etc? 
Although we think of ourselves as recent 
college grads, ol' Tempus has Fugited! 

Probably you all know that Byrd 
Stone is gone both from our lives and 
Sweet Briar's campus. What wonderful 
memories she leaves us - our reunion pic- 
nics and her hospitality whenever we vis- 
ited SBC. Her smiles and sense of humor 
will be with us as we continue on, but we 
will miss her always and what a treat it was 
to be her friend. 

Jane Black Clark is the first to ad- 
mit to the big 60. David has retired with a 
red canoe from his girls and he and Jane 
visited Jackson Hole and MT last summer 
loving the beautiful vistas, floating down 
the river and trail rides. Betsy Meade 
Hastings spent 3 weeks in W. Siberia 3/ 

93 as part of a team of 60 Christians from 
all over N. America. "This was one of a 
series of trips to reach the schoolteachers 
of the former Soviet Union, at the invita- 
tion of the Russian Minister of Education 
who said, 'We have no more atheism - no 
more communism. Without a system of 
ethics our children will go down the drain. 
We've shut God out of our country for 70 
yrs. and look at the result.' It was a life- 
changing experience for me." 

Ann Greer Adams has a daughter, 
Monnie, at Columbia Presbyterian Semi- 
nary. Monnie was on an exchange program 
in Cambridge, England and Ann and 
Marion spent 2 glorious weeks seeing her 
and visiting York, Bath, the Cotswolds, and 
London Ann sees Macie Clay Nichols 
twice a yr. as they are both on the board 
of the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. 
She had lunch with Carolyn Pannell 
Ross whose daughter lives in Mobile. 
"Carolyn looks wonderful and is the same 
Carolyn I remember from the 1950's." Iris 
Potteiger Hinchman took off from SBC 
after our last reunion and has just kept 
going! The highlight of 1993 was her son's 
June wedding in San Francisco, "the most 
charming town I expect to visit." Then she 
went with her sister and her daughter's 
family to the Albuquerque Balloon 
Festival in Oct. As for Nancie Howe 
Entenmann, their travels are too many to 
make heads or tails of except the trip in 2/ 

94 to Israel and Egypt. They are soon mov- 
ing into a retirement village where they will 
build a custom designed villa. She asks if 
anyone has tried any Elderhostels? 

We were delighted to have notes from 
some of the long time no-hear friends. 
Marge Manget Lyman says all 5 chil- 
dren gave gone: the last, Kevin, graduated 
from Duke 6/93 and embarked on an 



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around-the-world voyage alone with back- 
pack only! Marge and Guy have bought 
land near Sewanee, TN in an idyllic devel- 
opment called Clifftops and plan to retire 
there in a few yrs Sara B. Olsen (Sally 
Enscoe), Gautier, MS, just retired as a 
registered nurse. Her 4 children are grown 
and successful. Sally has a bird sanctuary 
in the back yard and enjoys gardening, 
women's church work, bridge tourna- 
ments, and growing orchids in her green- 
house. She wants to go to Costa Rica and 
see the rain forest! She ends with "I have 
been blessed with good health and a lot of 
security " Debbie Brown Stalker and 
Peter are busy in Santa Barbara. He is on 
7 boards and chairing 3 of them and to- 
gether they are co-chairing a benefit for a 
local theatre 5/1 after which they leave for 
a long stay in France and Italy. Their 3 chil- 
dren, spouses and 6 grandchildren live in 
Ml, ME, and CT Kay Newman Adrias's 
1st grandchild, Jon Christian Yonge, was 
born to her son Wes and his wife Laura. 
Kay lives in Austin, TX and the Yonges in 
Houston so she is on the highway often! 
She and her husband Michael are publish- 
ing a "welcome to the city" magazine and 
enjoying Austin Martha (Marty Fields) 
FIte was looking forward to Christmas 
with all of her immediate family coming - 
5 children, 5 spouses, and 13 grandchil- 
dren. In March she was going with a 
small group to Africa for 2 weeks to see 
3 projects funded by World Vision. 
Marlene Etienne Engdahl wrote of a 
new granddaughter born 5/93. She travels 
a lot and finds life challenging as secre- 
tary to the principal of Cheshire H.S. Lee 
Chang Crozler writes they are enjoying 
retirement with more time to visit children 
and grandchildren and for church and 
community activities. Peggy Anne 
Rogers is retired and traveling a lot as 
well as being very active in the Self-Help 
for the Hard-of-Hearing in Philadelphia 
and many other organizations. She was 
going to Australia 1/94. "My mother died, 
and since she had wanted to go to Sweet 
Briar, my memorial to her is a plague at the 
Library and my life membership." A long 
Christmas letter from Barbara Darnall 
Clinton began with the 1 993 Cotton Bowl 
and ended with Cotton Bowl 1994. In be- 
tween there was a Hawaiian trip, husband 
Dan honored as Engineer of the Year in 
Houston and later in TX, son Charlie's 
graduation from med, school and marriage 
to Susan - an A&M military wedding - 
engineering meetings and Aggie football 
games. Busy, busy, busy! Parksie 
Carroll Mulholland sent family news 
Jack enjoys his new job as president of a 
foundation and they love more leisure 
time. Daughter Randi ('80) is juggling a 
full-time job as head of admissions at Gar- 
rison Forest School and 2 children. Son 
David is in Richmond, a bachelor and head 
of Otis Elevator for that area. Son Jeff and 
wife Shannon are also in Richmond where 
Jeff is 1 1/2 yrs. from a full-fledged ortho- 
pedic surgeon. Parksie is judging in hor- 
ticulture shows and lecturing locally and 



her golf is going great! She sees Bucle 
Bordley GIbbs and "we all pray for 
Joyce Lenz Young whose husband 
Hugh is very ill with cancer of the lung." A 
note from Bet Forbes Rayburn says she 
"spent the summer fixing a little retirement 
place in the N. Georgia mountains under 
the professional eye of Ann Stevens 
Allen. We had a great time!" She has 3 
grandchildren and is "still farming." Van 
Hartman Ellis had a busy 1 993. She sent 
news of their daughter Mary Van's pass- 
ing the CPA exam and an anticipated birth 
of a 1 st grandchild to Mary Van and hus- 
band Howard 3/94. 

Norma Davis Owen was in town for 
Derby and we enjoyed a brief, intensive 
visit Bunny Burwell Nesbitt commutes 
from Upperville, VA to Manassas where 
she consults for AT&T. Daughter Katherine 
('78) also works for AT&T in Greensboro 
and has her masters in Management Sci- 
ences. "Free time" pursuits include 17 
cats, 2 rabbits, 2 acres of lawn and garden. 
Garden Club projects and multiple roles 
at Trinity Episcopal. Betty Pierce 
Bradshaw is also employed at AT&T in 
Houston. She and Jack enjoy 3 children 
and 2 grandchildren close by and head 
weekend retreats tor the Episcopal Church. 
Mitzi Djerf DeRldder is Director of Edu- 
cation at Woodbridge Development Cen- 
ter and serves on a NJ state committee on 
special ed. Time off took her to San Diego, 
New England and into her own Victorian 
rose garden. Son Jake, 36, has his own 
business and Karl, 30, is a substance 
abuse counselor. In the Big Apple, Harriet 
Cooper completed work for her doctorate 
with a dissertation on Lawrence. Congratu- 
lations! And in June, Sherrye Patton 
Henry's book The Deep Divide: Why 
American Women Resist Equality m\\ be 
published by MacMillan with the dedica- 
tion to her 5 grandchildren who she hopes 
will share a more equal world. Louise 
Gault had 2 articles accepted for publica- 
tion. "Icing on the cake" is how she de- 
scribes her European jaunts-nice rewards! 
Mary Anne McPherson Oliver com- 
pleted her book on couple's spirituality and 
will be a visiting professor at General 
Theological Seminary in Spring '95. Per- 
haps we should schedule a literary discus- 
sion at the 40th! 

A new granddaughter, Sarah Ann, born 
in Japan took Mary Ann Hicklin 
Quarngesser on a return trip where her 
son lived for 3 yrs. He has returned to NYC 
and her daughter clerks for a Federal Judge 
in Baltimore; another daughter is with an 
Atlanta ad agency but aspires to be a jew- 
elry designer. M.A. manages a real estate 
office amongst her travels. Ann Stevens 
Allen continues her love of horses - both 
real and paper! On 2 farms, she manages 
the real ones; in art shows in Aiken, 
Spartanburg and Windsor, VT are the fabu- 
lous papier-mache sculptures. Louise 
Hunt Coker sent the most tranquil report 
of travel and a local grandchild. Kay 
Smith Schaver and Bob have an empty 
nest with one son in MA, the other in MD 



making them a bi-coastal family. Semi- 
retirement allows trips, but they call Cali- 
fornia "paradise." Loved Janet Caldwell 
Fragales few words: "Widowed - Dec. 
1987. Remarried - Sept. 1991. Step 
grandmother of 7, soon to be 8." When 
traveling to Branson, MO give Gretchen 
Stauffer Torres a call in nearby Joplin 
where she is a counselor/school psycholo- 
gist. One son is an accountant in NY and 
the younger son a jr. at Harvard. Eleanor 
Russell travels between San Antonio and 
Houston to care for her mother who recov- 
ers well from a broken hip. Christmas 
brought son Mike and family from AK, 
daughter Susan and family: daughter 
Martha and new granddaughter joined in 
by phone. Volunteer teaching and exhib- 
iting at art shows keep her busy. Anne 
Edgerton Mills lives in Charlotte, but 
spent Christmas in Williamsburg. Rick is 
associated with The Charlotte Observer. 
Son Brad is in Arlington, daughter Carey 
in Tucker, GA. "Their greatest delight" is 
a 2 1/2 yr. old granddaughter. Helen 
Turner Murphy writes, "...life is beauti- 
ful and I'm enjoying every moment..." She 
is President of The Garden Club of VA, 
serves on several boards in the preserva- 
tion and environmental field. Tayloe was 
re-elected to a 7th term in the House of 
Delegates, chairs the Labor/Commerce 
Committee and is particularly focused on 
the Chesapeake Bay. Daughter Anne, a new 
UVA grad, is on the executive training track 
at Macy's in NYC Carolyn Dickinson 
Tynes' family photo is gorgeous, of 
course! All 4 children are close with 6 
grandchildren. In addition to landscape 
consulting, she volunteers at the Birming- 
ham Museum Garden with a NY architect 
and artists. 

Wedding bells pealed all year long for 
this class! In Louisville, Eve Altsheler 
Jay led with 2 weddings - daughter Carter 
to Bob Matson, and son Edward to Lynn 
Bishop Meredith Smythe Grider's el- 
dest, Sarah Gaines, a lawyer in Chicago, 
wed David Cronan in Ml. The same week- 
end, Barbara Collis Rodes daughter 
Mary married Steven Lannert and lives 
here. In Richmond, bells rang for Eliza 
Knox and Clark Cohen, bride daughter of 
Ella-Prince Trimmer Knox and the 
unforgettable Joe. They live in Palo Alto. 
Evy Christenson Gregory attended and 
reported an event extraordinaire! Mishew 
Cooper Williams sent a lovely photo of 
Mishew's wedding in Raleigh where the 
couple lives. Daughter Elizabeth will 
present the 1st grandchild in March; the 
other grandmother is Susan Elder Martin 
'57! Murray, Jr. is in the cotton business 
in Memphis Frances Gilbert Browne 
almost outshone the bride in a pretty picture 
from son Gilbert's wedding to Jane Walker. 
They live in Charlotte, but Howard and 
Noelle in Raleigh will produce their 1 st. 

Your scribes are busy people! 
Meredith is part owner of a ladies shop in 
Alden, Ml where she has bought a second 
home and reps a beautiful line of knit en- 
sembles, but still finds time for tennis. 



Made strives to stay at the top in real es- 
tate to indulge the whole family's affection 
for Provence - we loved another June there 
with a few friends, young and old. Martha 
completed her PhD and we all will be at 
Duke in May for her "hooding." She 
teaches French at Eckerd College in St. 
Pete. Rob, my associate, finds homes for 
his homeless young friends and keeps me 
jolly. Robert has 2 games - tax-tree bonds 
and golf! We thank you for your responses 
and hope you enjoy the results. 



1960 



President: Anita Perrin Grymes 
Secretary: Barbara Bowen Moore 
Fund Agent: Margot McKee 

All 3 chick's have flown Rhett Ball 
Thagard and Tom's nest In Birmingham, 
all lawyers: Tom in Birmingham, Betsy in 
Boston and Beverly in Birmingham, AL. 
Rhett and Tom'll finish by June rebuilding 
their lake house SUE destroyed last win- 
ter. Barbara Beam Denison (Bethesda, 
MD) continues her framing business and 
"sings and dances and makes a fool of 
herself" with her Hoopes Troupe. She and 
George will visit their two newly weds in 
Chicago and San Fran. Beam had some 
"quality times" in 93 with Ginger Newman 
Blanchard & Bob, A. Massie Hill and Mai 
and Patty Powell Pusey and Bill. She can't 
wait for reunion in 95! Nancy Beekman 
Carringer, Franklin Pk,, NJ has 3 grand- 
children and just got a "new daughter (in 
law)". Had great family vacation last sum- 
mer. She is considering retirement from 
h.s. counseling. She's coming to reunion 
in 1995. Elsie Burch Donald in London 
finished writing her book. The French 
Farmhouse ^ni also took all the photo- 
graphs! Publisher: Little Brown, Boston. 
She has her own French farmhouse east of 
Bordeaux where she and Nancy Corson 
Gibbes visited last Spring. Earlier in 93 
Elsie enjoyed "unparalleled southern 
hospitality" from Nancy Corson Gibbes 
and Joe in Columbia, SC. Jane Ellis 
Covington had a horse-riding safari in 
Tanzania organized by Teddy Hill Washer 
and Liz Few Penfield. 

In Garrett Park, MD, Sue Speed 
Ford Hall and Jim (James V.) are deal- 
ing with important stresses, he the loss of 
his job with Bush and a publisher for his 
novel and she with colon and breast 
cancer. But she's only 10 min. from NIH 
where she does "chemo." Another "bright 
side", says Sue, is no hair. ..easy to get 
dressed. Just plop the wig on. God Bless. 
Maydelle Foster Fason's daughter, 
Maydelle, was given a "never to be forgot- 
ten" Rehearsal Dinner by Maline Gilbert 
McCalla and Dudley. Maydelle's in pri- 
vate practice as an Employment Consult- 
ant (a switch for a chemistry major!). Betty 
Forsyth Harris is completing course 
work for her PhD in Art History. Had a 
China trip as part of her program. Focus- 



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ing on Tsamu Naguchi's (Japanese/ 
American sculptor's) stage sets for Martha 
Graham, "Can't leave dance behind though 
too creal<y to do it anymore!" She and Bill 
en|oy 3 daughters, 2 granddaughters, Betty 
volunteers lor Church and Va, Cent, for 
Creative Arts (across Irom SBC), 

Teddy Hill Washer and Liz Few 
Penfield continue to operate their Tradi- 
tional Tented Safaris Company, They're 
encouraging solo travelers as well as 
couples by not charging for single supple- 
ments. They're planning some interesting 
trips. If interested call them at 1 -800-782- 
9286, Anne Galling Honey and Kimpton 
spend 7 mos in Boca Raton, FL, She does 
volunteer work, golf, croquet and they bait 
their 4 children and 3 granddaughters with 
good weather, boat picnics, fishing and big 
Christmas gatherings. Two daughters are 
in Atlanta, a son in Richmond and youngest 
son (W&L '93) a money manager in NYC, 

Maline Gilbert McCalla continues 
painting in her "primitive, untutored style", 
with a commission for an 80 sq,ft, mural 
for a Church restoration, "I still dance, 
slowly" No grandchildren but had 9 King 
Charles Spaniels arrive on Columbus Day, 
Keating Griffiss writes from Lookout Mt, 
Tennessee that she's quitting work and 
starting painting, ."It's NOW OR NEVER"' 
(Go Keating!) Janie Haldeman Hope is 
President of the Louisville, KY chapter ol 
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & 
Gays which she helped start in 1987, Her 
oldest son is gay and fine and healthy in 
Minneapolis. Finds lite more exciting and 
adventurous as she grows older. One ador- 
able grandson, son of gay son, Jane 
Headstream Milholland is pleased to 
have A, Massie Hill back in Seattle, WA. 
Jane's still involved with her theatre (ACT) 
board, also Univ, of WA, Press advisory 
board. Garden Club and mostly Milholland 
Interiors. She and daughter Charlotte 
(married 8/93) are mother/daughter 
designers,,, Charlotte is Milholland De- 
signers in NYC, Jane's Thatcher is 15, a 
freshman in h,s, GET THIS:,,, Our own 
Shirley Hayman Wilson s transferred 
her horseback riding to RV's. She won the 
"Lady's Factory Coach Driving Rodeo" at 
an RV rally. She works with the Arts Coun- 
cil in Madera, CA and John continues to 
purchase corn lor the food processing 
business. Children in Seattle, WA, 
Roseburg. OR and San Fran, Four grand- 
children Irom 4 yrs to 2nd grade. 
Retirement's 3 yrs away, Janet Holmes 
Rothard loves Bat Cave, NC on the side 
of the Blue Ridge Mountains, She's a so- 
cial worker in children's services, breed- 
ing and showing dogs, seeing the South 
and wishing for 9 days in every week. 

Judy Jenks Frazer is happy on 
Martha's Vineyard. She continues her pri- 
vate practice of Alcoholism Counseling. 
Daughter Alison is married. Son Porter is 
there working with master furniture maker 
John Thayer. Judy volunteers lor the Vine- 
yard Museum and "Sail Martha's Vine- 
yard". Alice Jones, Knoxville, TN, 
remembers with pride her Dad, who died. 



as loving Sweet Briar and continuing to 
support it long after she graduated. Kathy 
Knox Ennis loves life in Naples. FL. Dick 
is "sort of " retired from govt, work and 
they're traveling. Four children are fledged 
and gone. ..except for # 3 who keeps 
changing careers & going back to college. 
She and Dick visited SBC last summer and 
could hardly believe how it has changed 
and grown. .."but is still as beautiful as ever". 

Deborah Lane Lyon still has her Art 
Gallery in Jamestown, CA. "I bought and 
renovated an old home in town and con- 
solidated by moving the gallery and me 
into the same address". Carol Lord 
Mayo finds the older you get the busier 
you are. She has 2 college grads: Vanessa 
and Paul who's working in Luxembourg. 
Eric is in his last yr. of prep school. Carol's 
in her 7th year in Real Estate, and has re- 
turned to riding... "even doing a bit of 
showing" Lucy Martin Gianino is still 
Stand By tor Linda Lavin in "The Sisters 
Rosensweig" on Broadway. "Roomie" 
Carolyn Gough Harding and Dick came 
backstage recently. Husband Jack's on 
road stage managing "Sound of Music." 
Daughter Gemina still in Japan. Lucy 
hopes to visit her 3/94. Antonia, a drama 
major at Vassar. wants to be a stage man- 
ager too! Son Gian-Murray, in 1 0th grade 
balancesacademics, wrestling team, clari- 
net jazz ensemble and theatre. 

Tucky McFall Ziebold had a Christ- 
mas Caribbean cruise including the whole 
family hosted by her parents! Youngest 
Margaret just got 2nd undergrad degree at 
U. of Ga. and is engaged to Goefl Smith 
from Charleston. SC. Elizabeth Meade 
Howard enjoyed visiting SBC while pro- 
ducing a piece at the VA Cent, lor Creative 
Arts lor a VA PBS station. She's produc- 
ing videos on lamily & health for the VA 
Dept ot Education & others. Daughter Vir- 
ginia supervises little kids at Salvation 
Army Shelter and son Jamie is in adver- 
tising. Mo Moore Sweet finds Manhat- 
tan stimulating and is busy as Associate 
General Counsel at Lever Brothers. Daugh- 
ter Liz marketing Manager at Neutrogina 
Products in LA & son. Howard, is com- 
puter whiz in CT. Mo and husband Barry 
Held have NW Connecticut retreat they 
love. She talked with Katie Mendelson 
MacDonald in Palm Beach. Jean Morris 
Stephen and Don skied in Tahoeand Vail, 
celebrated 3 parents' 89th. 90th and 91st 
birthdays and spent summer entertaining 
in the mountains in Banner Elk, N.C. Had 
a Sept. journey to W. Canada, WA and OR. 
She enjoys Becky Towill McNair and 
Mollie McDonald Braslield in Charlotte. 

In Annapolis, Barbara Murphey 
Hale's husband Phil is going into his own 
law practice alter a 20-year partnership. 
She loves his office on State Circle. Son 
Lee working lor Bishop Lee in Richmond 
after Religious Studies masters from Ber- 
keley/Yale. Daughter Lenetta (SBC '85) will 
transfer her job to where her husband is... 
Minneapolis and son Charlton graduated 
from UT El Paso. Barbara built a fish pond, 
renovated the house and has one yr. lelt on 



County Bd. ot appeals. Ginger Newman 
Blanchard wrote in middle ol her move 
to Greenvillage, NJ. No words. ..just a 
photo ol lots ol people holding babies 
in and outside their bodies. The 
Blanchard lamily is blooming! Robin 
Quid Rentsch, in Glastonbury. CT has 
merged lamilies with new husband Ike. a 
physician. She contributed a child. 2 
horses and 2 dogs, he: a 99 yr old father, 
5 children, 3 grandchildren and 3 cats. 
They have traveled to Australia and Rus- 
sia and China's coming up soon. They live 
in a Victorian house with Ike's 2-man sub- 
marine in side yard. Robin met Ike on a 
scuba diving trip. Haven't heard Irom 
Norma Jean "Butch " Patteson Mills 
but Sweet Briar sent an article on her being 
honored with the Chattanooga "Women's 
Community Service Award". She "does us 
proud" in that community"! From Toronto, 
Ontario: Pat Russell Howard's paper on 
Samuel Beckett's A/o/ /was published by 
the proceedings ol the International 
Beckett Symposium at the Hague. Most 
nourishing events in life these days: "...are 
more inner than "show and tell" about kids, 
career, travel... I'm here at 55 just begin- 
ning to explore undiscovered parts of my- 
self and to be released Irom the prison ot 
old patterns. I hope you print my remarks 
because it's great to know, especially for 
women, that life can open up AFTER the 
Big Five-0!"... 

Angle Schmidlapp Stephen s hus- 
band Brad is now a known folk artist with 
Frank Meile gallery in NYC. They love liv- 
ing in Irvington, VA. raising Brittany Span- 
iels and participating in horseback riding, 
ballet and soccer activities ot their kids. 
Angle's also closely involved with their 2 
grand children... still running the store she 
created in their school, Chesapeake Acad- 
emy, 3 yrs ago Reta Schoonmaker 
King's husband Richard was thoughttui to 
catch us up on her: She successfully sur- 
vived breast cancer in '93, they sold their 
house of 22 years, acquired 2 grandchil- 
dren (total now 5. ..all girls). Both Reta and 
Richard working productively. Thanks, 
Richard Elizabeth "B" Shwab Stephens 
and Don are "across the street" neighbors 
ol my husband Clay's sister in Chester- 
field, MO. We plan to see them in April. 
What she enjoys most beside her family 
are their dogs: Kurt, an 130 lb Greater 
Swiss Mtn dog and Gordie. a 75 lb 
Spinone. They all enjoy spending spring, 
summer and fall in No. Ml. Linda Sims 
Grady and Robert are "finally" grandpar- 
ents TWICE this last year. The second born 
Thanksgiving Day! Ann Smith Bretscher 
loved her "laughing and visiting" lunch 
with Patti Pusey during trip to husband 
Bob's 30th seminary reunion. She's con- 
tinuing her flying lessons. Gonna land lor 
Reunion '95 in the dell? Jane Tatman 
Walker enjoyed travel to Savannah & 
Hilton Head . Northern CA, Seattle , New 
Zealand and Australia. Jane's children Kitty 
and Kevin and their spouses and husband 
Frank's son Steve and his lamily all live in 
Indianapolis near them now. Jane's in- 



volved with several lamily businesses and 
is active on boards ot Arthritis Foundation 
and Foundation lor Hand Research and 
Education. From Charlotte, NC: Becky 
Towill McNair and Bill had a January 
Orient Express trip Irom Bangkok to 
Singapore hoping to see Katie Mendelson 
McDonald in Hong Kong. Son, Will, mar- 
ries in May. He and wife will live in 
Aachen. Germany. Daughter Harriet is 
teaching History and Virginia is a member 
of Charlotte's Real Estate corps. Sally 
Underbill Viault continues to feel fortu- 
nate after her 3 bouts with cancer at ages 
15. 19 and again in 1988. She enjoys her 
volunteer work, especially with a 1st grade. 
Sal ly was one ol two York County Democrats 
recognized lor outstanding volunteer service. 
Isabel Ware Burch in Wilton, CT 
loves her new position as Director ol 
Annual Giving at Green Farms Academy 
(where both sons graduated). Husband 
Bob has also changed to COO ol 
Technoserv. a nonprolit community devel- 
opment organization. ..a 10 min drive to 
Norwalk instead ol commute to NYC. 
Daughter Margaret to marry in June, son 
Allen & wife in Chicago where he's with 
Traet Trading commodities) and Charlie is 
soph. William & Mary where he's drum- 
mer in the W&M Jazz band. Black Lab and 
Tibetan Terrier still at home! Our own 
Dotty Westby is still having fun flying 
727's from home. Ft. Lauderdale to 
EVERYWHERE: Brazil, Canada, Mexico, 
etc for charter airline Miami Air Interna- 
tional. Her Kristen is a counselor for 
Women In Distress at Broward County 
Courthouse while she works on an MA in 
psychology at Nova U. Rob spent the win- 
ter "on the Mountain" at Jackson Hole WY. 
skiing his head oft. Nina Wilkerson 
Bugg's and Bill's lives are topsy turvy. 
Bill's position with Cushman & Wakelield 
in Atlanta has "turned international" and 
they've been in 17 countries on business 
in the last 9 mos. Younger son Robert and 
wife Jeannette are in Atlanta where he's 
with VoiceCom and she's in MBA at Ga. 
State U. Older. Bill, III, teaches Ancient 
History and English at Darlington Academy 
in Rome, GA Gale Young Walker has 
been a substitute teacher/librarian in 
Vancouver's inner city schools since '89. 
"Yearly. 3.000 immigrant children from 
approximately 100 nations speaking as 
many languages. ..arrive. ..swamping the 
classroom space. They are side by side 
with B.C.'s lirst nations children with 
names like Cedar and Grey eyes. To be 
among them is to be renewed." Daughter 
Lizzie, 13 is keen on showing dogs. Fi- 
nally, Yours Truly and husband Clay lin- 
ished construction ol 2 art studios behind 
our house and also lit in 2 trips to Greece/ 
Italy and to England (including the London 
Cat Show in Dec!). Clay's an ex-business- 
man/painter now. I have a daughter this yr 
from Egypt. Sherin is the daughter of a 
former student of mine in Cairo, and is a 
freshman at SBC. I was up for Parents day. 
I am quite excited about the SBC experi- 
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awareness and the nourishing and chal- 
lenging environment. Becky Towill McNair 
gives me a v»elcomed halfway station in 
Charlotte. She and daughter Harriet have 
even written Sherin notes at SBC! 

These notes reveal what an exciting 
and valuable treasure we have in each 
other - so much knowledge, travel, adven- 
ture, caring, courage, appreciation and, in 
Pat Russell Howard's words, "renewal". 
Whoever can break away and come to SBC 
reunion in 1995, please do. We don't care 
if you graduated with us... if you were there 
with us, please come. Husbands like it too, 
mine'll be there. Love, Barbara Bowen 
tVloore, Atlanta, GA. 



1964 



President: Susan Dwelle Baxter 
Secretary; Grace Mary Garry Dates 
Fund Agent: Adrienne Ash 

Yes, ladies, it has been a long time, 
and when you read this, our 30th reunion 
will be yet another fond memory. It seems, 
however, that we haven't declined one bit. 
the shapes may have changed a trifle, but 
the attitudes haven't sagged. Vera Le 
Craw Carvaillo adores new grandson 
Alexis but hardly feels like a granny. Vera 
works with the English Church and at 
Philippe's company, now in its own new 
building, Jean-Philippe copes well with 
his penultimate year in the rigorous French 
school system: son-in-law Regis is in real 
estate and Patricia is home with Alexis. 
Leezee Scott Nitze summarizes her 30- 
year history: "marriage, business, mar- 
riage, business, and the constancy of 
beautiful daughter Erin," 25, who teaches 
in Pueblo, CO. Leezee owns a successful 
furniture leasing company in DC. Thirty 
years have flown for Amy Freund Green 
in Palm Beach. She's missed other re- 
unions ("a child was always graduating 
from something"), but hoped to make this 
one. Son Bobby is an intern at U. of Penn. 
Hosp., David graduated from Emory, and 
Geoffrey finishes Duke next year and plans 
on law school. 

Some of us have made interesting 
changes in our lives. Wendy Thomas 
Hicks became Mrs. Robert A. IVIelvin IV 
6/5/93: the Melvins live in Boca Grande, 
FL, and have a second home in IL. Daisy 
Boykin Wagner, in Middletown, OH, 
married Thomas C. Wortley in '92. Daisy 
has one son in med. school, one in IVIos- 
cow, and a daughter at U.Va. After 30 years 
in the NY publishing world (many as an 
editor at Americana magazine), Helen 
Dunn has escaped to the Jersey shore: 
from her Belmar apt. she watches the fish- 
ing fleet and relishes the peace. Last fall 
she and Elizabeth Matheson had a 
lovely trip to Ireland. Elizabeth has 2 fine 
books of her photographs, on Edenton, 
SC, and on hometown Hillsborough, NC. 
Diane Hatch, still teaching classics at 
Mary Washington, has a new lease on lite 



after successful back surgery 1/93. Lib 
Kopper Schollaert is glad husband 
Jim's back home after 3 years in The 
Hague. "Interesting vacations but a com- 
plicated life." Lib teaches h.s. French in 
Arlington, VA, and chairs the foreign 
language dept. Her youngest son 
finished Princeton 6/93. Sheila Carroll 
Cooprider, pastor of St. Stephen's Epis- 
copal Church, Ferguson, MO, last year, 
looks forward to further parish ministry 
after entering the priesthood this spring. 
Husband Chuck is a pilot for United, 
Kathryn a speech therapist in the N. Chi- 
cago schools, and LeaAnn (Ohio Wesleyan 
'93) with a marketing firm in Dallas. The 
Coopriders celebrated their 29th 12/93. 
Rosamond Sample Brown has a new 
townhouse in McLean, VA, and a new job 
as a lobbyist for trade issues in DC, where 
she loves having her governor in the White 
House, Little Rock friends in abundance, 
and an accent that's at last "politically cor- 
rect." All of our changes are not happy 
ones: Mary Green Borg, who lost hus- 
band Andy 10/28/92, struggles with wid- 
owhood and with raising her 5 boys alone: 
the two oldest graduated from college in '92. 
Each year more of us join the ranks 
of the mother-in-law. Jane Bradley 
Wheeler's daughter Bradley was married 
4/1 7/93 to Scott Kirsch, a doctoral student 
at UCLA. A pre-nuptial party given by Su- 
san Bronson Croft and Ed, Harriet 
Houston Shaffer and Charlie, and 
Nancy Hall Green and Holcombe coin- 
cided with John and Molly's 21st birthday. 
Ebbie Evans Edwards baby Evans 
(W&L '93) was married in Roanoke 6/19/ 
93 and is at Yale Law School. Chris 
(Princeton '88) is a reporter for the Tren- 
ton Times, Clarissa plans to return to 
school in social work: and Jocelyn, a 
James Madison grad. in anthropology 
(who had V.M. for Ireshman math), is in 
Flagstaff contemplating archaeology. Pam 
Hellmuth Wiegandt s son Stephen, 24, 
married in '92: Eric, 25, works in Rich- 
mond. Pam oversees the building of a new 
home in Fincastle, VA, near Ralph's law 
office. Last summer I visited with Tuck 
Mattern Harvey, here to discuss wed- 
ding plans with Kristyn, working for the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
in DC. The Oct. wedding to transplanted 
Alaskan Wal ly Burnett was under the trees 
at the Harveys' home in Wichita Falls. Son 
Chandler (W&L '93) prepares for med. 
school with grad. work in biology at Mid- 
western State U. Husband Ralph, a direc- 
tor of the Nat'l Grain and Feed Assn., was 
part of a delegation to Mexico exploring 
NAFTA opportunities. Tuck received a 
Ph.D. in management science from the 
U. of North Texas 6/93: she's assistant 
prof, in the Div. of Business Administra- 
tion at Midwestern State. Sally Gump 
Berryman had to miss Caroline Tate 
Noojjn's son's Aug, wedding in Atlanta 
but heard great reports. She and Doc vis- 
ited with Susan Dwelle Baxter and Bill 
and Lee Huston Carroll and John in 
MD, where Susan catered Doc's 50th h.s. 



reunion open house. Sally regretted miss- 
ing our reunion because of Doc's Civil War 
re-enactment in Memphis. 

Several careers have taken interesting 
turns. Ginny deBuys, in Lawrenceville. 
NJ, has branched out from computers into 
competitive intelligence research: in other 
words, she's a "business spy." Lynne 
Smith Crow, president of the Newark 
Assn. of Life Underwriters, has been in- 
vited to China to help develop insurance 
programs there. David, 23, is in Chicago 
looking for a "real job," Alexander (Sandy), 
22, works for a greenhouse, and 
Margaret, 19, is at Gettysburg Col. Judy 
Dunn has returned to her "dusty word 
processor's throbbing screen" for the first 
time since the deaths of her mother 
(Phoebe Pierson Dunn, '36) and sister in 
a plane crash in '90: the children's book 
due out in '94 will be the first not illustrated 
by her photographer mother. Son Tyler, 
with a new M.A. in political science, has 
his first job at the state capitol in Albany, 
Margie Fleigh, teaching 7th-grade 
social studies and language arts in 
Hagerstown, MD, has interesting extra- 
curricular activities: last summer she vis- 
ited Chaco Canyon in NM, took a Harville 
Hendrix workshop in NYC, and was a sum- 
mer camp arts and crafts counselor. She 
spends spare time at Yogaville, a yoga 
community in Buckingham, VA: her paint- 
ing thrives Nancy Lynah Hood, who 
heads services in Oxford (libraries, mu- 
seum, archives. Centre for Oxford Stud- 
ies), fears changes in local gov't may 
prompt a new career. She sees Kathleen 
Stevenson Turner on visits to Charles- 
ton. Intrepid photographer Dottle Norris 
Schipper was photo guide last summer 
on a trip to Turkey, which included sail- 
ing around the Turkish isles and working 
with a "dangerous looking guide straight 
out of central casting" - but with a Ph.D. 
in linguistics and antiguities. Recollec- 
tions of C.C. all the way! Kathie Arnold 
Reed maintains her adventurous spirit 
and peripatetic ways. Having found two 
wonderful places to live (Aspen for 10 
years, Santa Fe for the past 16), she la- 
ments their discovery by the "beautiful 
people," of which she claims not to be one. 
So she now plots regular escapes - to HI 
for Christmas and Africa to track gorillas. 
She hoped to see us at reunion unless she 
met King Kong. Nancy Hall Green and 
Holcombe are busy with their weekly com- 
mute between Atlanta and NY, where 
Nancy sees Christie Calder Salomon 
and Frances Hanahan, who still sells 
real estate. Son Holcombe works for Sam 
Nunn in DC. and Frank is at NYU. The 
Greens own a farm in Provence, and plan 
to restore the 17th-cent, house and grow 
grapes, sunflowers, and olive trees. 

Many of us are watching children grow 
up or adjusting to the empty nest. In Look- 
out Mtn , TN, Mollie Johnson Nelson, 
our able member of the SBC Board of Di- 
rectors, still does too much volunteer 
work, chases children (Alan at Princeton, 
Cynthia still home), and maintains the 



house ("falling apart faster than I am"). In 
May '93 the Nelsons went to England, 
stayed at the former home of Lord Asquith, 
and explored Cotswold villages: they went 
to MT in July and to Sea Island after 
Christmas. Kathy Hsu Jeong and den- 
tist husband Gary, in the Oakland hills, 
celebrate their 25th in '94. Matthew is a 
Stanford biology major and Genevieve a 
Dartmouth English major. Kathy works on 
DNA product development for Roche 
Molecular Systems, volunteers with 
Chinese-American service organizations, 
and spends time in San Francisco with her 
father, former Taiwan ambassador to South 
Vietnam who still gets grateful calls from 
refugees he helped flee the Viet Cong, In 
'93 the Jeongs visited gardens in London 
and southern England, gathering inspira- 
tion for their rhododendron garden. Susie 
Glasgow Brown rejoices at the Nashville 
real estate boom now that Allen Jr., 24, is 
back at Vanderbilt doing an MBA and 
Happy, 20, is at Mercer U. Barbara Keith, 
26, works in London. Genie Johnson 
Sigler and Bill, who celebrated their 26th 
with a cruise, enjoy having daughter Beth, 
a CPA, back in Little Rock. But the year was 
a sad one: Genie lost her father (husband 
of Eugenia Peek Johnson, '35). In Manhat- 
tan Hedi Haug White and Tom cel- 
ebrated their 25th 10/93: they look fonward 
to the economic recovery and to Tim's trips 
home from Wheaton Col. In Pinehurst, NC, 
Sue Deasy Maguire is CEO of Maguire 
family activities and a member of the 
Moore County Nursing Home Advisory 
Committee Pam Larson Baldwin is 
happy that son Roe III, 27, who runs a tour 
business, and wife Sherry, a teacher, are 
back in Lynchburg. Claudia, 23, an 
EKG technician in ER, will enroll in a 
physician's assistant grad. program: Peter. 
1 9, is at Hampden-Sydney. Pam and Mon- 
roe chaperoned new teenager Sarah and 
her group on a trip to England and for 5 
years have taken church youth groups to 
work on the Mexican border. Pam sells 
Doncaster, and she and Monroe are active 
in the state medical assn, Fran Mallory 
Meyers' son Charlie works for Frantz 
Medical in Mentor, OH, Jim is at U, of 
Colo, and Mallory Ann at W&L. Fran vol- 
unteers at Holden Arboretum and Newbury 
Garden Club, takes a Bible class, and plays 
tennis: her husband is a lawyer in Cleve- 
land Dona Van Arsdale Jones has 2 
children -; home: Emily, 15, who worked 
on a Nevada Piute Indian reservation last 
summer and Tim, 12, who attended com- 
puter and tennis camps. Dona took her 
mother on a nostalgic visit to her home- 
town. The Joneses went to Nantucket last 
summer and planned a ski trip in '94. Af- 
ter 20 years as a DC. lawyer, Carleton is 
now president of a company: Dona plays 
tennis and volunteers at the children's 
schools Margaret Thouron Harrell, in 
Wilmington, DE, for the past 4 years, has 
a son at Davidson and another ready for 
college. Business manager for Trinity 
Church, Margaret also runs Checks and 
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can't handle their personal finances; hus- 
band Paul runs Security Archives, a record 
management company. Penny Writer 
Theis sent news of classmates and their 
offspring Dagi Stoll Murphy's son Pe- 
ter studies opera in grad. school; daugh- 
ter Kristin is at Bucknell, Linda Overly 
Levengood's children range Irom 10 to 
17, and Nelie Clarke Tucker has 6, the 
oldest married, the youngest only 9. Penny 
and Stu's 2 sons are out of college and Gin- 
ger is at U.Va. 

Many of us agree with Tina Piatt 
Kemper, who fears the business of edu- 
cating children will never cease. Fourd is 
at U.Va, law school and Christine at the U. 
of OR for an MFA in poetry (both are Duke 
graduates); IVIichael is at Sewanee, Tina 
keeps busy with the Kempers' Bath County 
farm, her new rose garden, birdwatching, 
and being a flower show judge for the Gar- 
den Club of VA. She looked forward to 
rooming with freshman roomie Angle 
Whaley LeClercq at reunion Ann 
Harwood Scully's daughter Elinor works 
hard in grad. school at Penn while 
Malcolm (U.Va. '93) takes a break to "surf, 
ski, and subsist on waiters' wages" before 
grad. school in '94. Ann enjoys the end of 
the recession and a decent real estate mar- 
ket in Washington. Doots Duer Colen 
reports that Jennifer Leach, after a year as 
a paralegal, entered law school. Doots and 
Joe love their waterfront retreat on MD's 
Eastern Shore Clarita De Kent Bhat, 
whose 2 daughters plan to go on in medi- 
cine and pharmacy after college, laments 
that her teaching job brings more kudos 
than raises Tina Patterson Murray still 
teaches English as a 2nd language in the 
City U. system; daughter Renee Sands, 23, 
doing a master's at Columbia in reading 
disabilities, teaching and curriculum, fol- 
lows her lead V.M. Del Greco Galgano 
sent a picture of her gorgeous grown up 
children; Robert, 23, in grad. school at 
Wm. & Mary, David, 20, at U.Va., and 
Laura, 17, in the midst of the "college ap- 
plication trauma." V.M. still teaches math 
at Harrisonburg H.S. and James Madison 
U., and Michael teaches history at JMU. 
Adrienne Ash and daughter Summer, 
with whom we still share Orioles tickets, 
have also spent the year with SAT's and 
application forms. In Aug. Adrienne went 
to Gdansk on business for the Nat'l Assn. 
of Homebuilders, then visited her brother 
and old friends in Berlin. Last Aug. Wally 
and I met Marsh Metcalf Seymour. 
Jack, and younger son Randle (Princeton 
'93, with a sr. thesis on Beowulf) for a jolly 
dinner in downtown DC, Randle spent this 
year teaching English and studying Chi- 
nese in Macao but plans to return to the 
U.S. for grad. school in medieval studies. 
Older brother Peter is at Stanford getting 
an MBA. Marsh, who swims daily and 
looks slim and wonderful, headed the 
reaccreditation comm. at her school; she 
continues to paint and to binge on Proust. 
Last Oct Claire Hughes Knapp returned 
to SB for the first time since '64 and spent 
the next weekend with me to finish off the 



visit. Happily divorced, Claire is in her 9th 
year as Pittsburgh coordinator of the 
Children's Miracle Network Telethon; son 
Bill is in grad. school at Ohio State and 
Wendy's at Pitt. Claire reports she's "work- 
ing hard to raise money in these tough 
times, write a skit for reunion, keep up with 
friends, get money for our class gift, and 
control the hot flashes. Ain't none of it 
easyl" Finally, it is my sad task to report 
the sudden death from septicemia of 
Linda Long Curran 4/21/93. To Linda's 
husband, her children and stepchildren we 
send our deepest sympathy. 

In 2/93 Wally and I attended a Wm.& 
Mary conference on liberal arts education 
featuring speakers from the leading U.S. 
colleges and universities; we were pleased 
and proud to find that the most eloguent 
and persuasive champion of the liberal arts 
was Barbara Hill, We have ourselves a fine 
president! Last June we spent 10 glorious 
days in Ireland, tracking Yeats, looking up 
Garry roots, and getting wet. then on to 
Norway for 2 economics conferences and 
some fjord cruising. Last tall 9 of us gath- 
ered at SB to plan the reunion; our fear- 
less leader JoAnn Soderquist Kramer, 
Adrienne Ash, Ginny deBuys, V.M. 
Del Greco Galgano, Claire Hughes 
Knapp, Mo